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Upcoming Events


St. Croix Valley Community Cup Challenge, 1 PM, Badlands Golf Course


St. Croix Valley Summer Picnic, 5:30 PM, Hoffman Park River Falls


Summer Craft Night, 5:30 PM, Eau Claire Office


Color Dash - Rhinelander, 8 AM, Rhinelander High School

Seeking Nominations for the John Kell "Making a Difference Award"

This award recognizes someone in our community who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of children.  Recipients of this award are passionate about children and help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin bring magic to the lives of the children in our community - this person makes a BIG difference!

This award was created in honor of the late John Kell and his commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin and the children we serve. John understood the impact that an adult role model can have in the life of a child.

Past Recipients Include:

  • 2013 - Vicki Hoehn
  • 2012 - Cora Overboe & Neil Bauer
  • 2011 - Vicki Seltun
  • 2010 - Jeremy Hawke
  • 2009 - Brandon Richards
  • 2008 - Jerry Spies
  • 2007 - Janet Proctor
  • 2006 - Mike Sullivan
  • 2005 - Mike Falk

Download the Nomination Form.  Nominations are due September 5th.

The Color Dash is coming to Rhinelander!

Join us for the World's Brightest 5K as we run through 5 fun color stations in Rhinelander.  The event will start and finish at Rhinelander High School. 

Packet Pickup - 8am

Event Begins - 10am

Get registered TODAY to participate in this fun, family-friendly event.

Interested in sponsoring?  Contact Mary Kinnunen at 715-820-2633.

Mentors in Motion

Mentors in Motion is a new Community-Based mentoring program currently being offered in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and River Falls communities.  The focus of this program is on being active when the Big and Little meet.  We ask that each match spend about 3 hours per month being active.  The focus is on building a relationship between the Big and Little, but also a focus on healthier habits and healthier lifestyles.  By being active and trying new things, we are establishing life long habits for today's youth.

Anyone interested in volunteering or enrolling a child in Mentors in Motion can call 800-648-1696 or email  

Raise funds while shopping online!

Do you order online from places like Amazon, Target, Best Buy and more? Do you have back to school shopping to do?  Don't forget to use GoodShop and a portion of what you spend will be donated to us! Simply to, type in that you GoodShop for Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwestern Wisconsin, and then visit the website of where you want to shop. There are thousands of retailers, such as: Target, Macy's, Staples, Best Buy, Kohl's, Old Navy, Walmart, Sears, and many more!

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