2017 Best Bites Brunch

The Ohio History Connection

April 20, 2017

Come enjoy some delicious brunch food, and help us serve more kids at our Camp Oty'Okwa! A portion of ticket sales will be donated by Columbus Underground. This year's Best Bites Brunch, hosted by Columbus Underground, will be at The Ohio History Connection from 7 - 10 p.m. on April 20. Tickets are available by visiting the event website. But don't wait...the Columbus Underground Best Bites events have a history of selling out!

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2017 Taste of Class for Kids

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, Lewis Center

April 22, 2017

Join us for our 34th annual Taste of Class for Kids gala event - an evening of gourmet dining and incredible auction items in a glamorous classic Hollywood atmosphere. The evening will begin with a specialty cocktail hour, and continue with an elegant multi-coursed dinner complete with delicious wine selections and inventive signature desserts. During the evening, guests will have the opportunity to bid on unique silent and live auction items, including beautiful jewelry and amazing travel packages. Tables and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact Lori Brown at

Central Ohio Charity Golf Outing

York Golf Club

May 15, 2017

Ed Johnston and Team have planned this great event to give more kids the opportunity to experience our Camp Oty'Okwa in the Hocking Hills. Register a team and join us! Tee-off is at 10:30 am, with dinner and program at 5 pm. Keynote speaker is Former Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the World James “Buster” Douglas.

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2017 Aveda Earth Jam Charity Fashion Benefit

Express Live! 405 Neil Ave., Columbus

May 23, 2017

It's a don't miss event -- the most avant-garde hairstyling and fashion runway show of the year, and all revenue will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and our Camp Oty'Okwa. The exciting charity show celebrates the incredible student talent from the Aveda Institute Columbus sharing their design abilities. With its professional staging, music, lighting, special effects and plenty of surprises, the 2017 Fashion Benefit will be the talk of the town! For more information and tickets, contact Tim McCarthy at 614-839-2447, ext. 168.

2017 McBig Nights

8 Local McDonald's Restaurants

March 15, 2017

Thanks to the Mendoza Company for holding McBig Nights the third Wednesday of every month at their 8 area McDonald's restaurants! From 5-7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, 10% of the proceeds from these restaurants will be donated to support our agency's work. and Bigs and Littles get a free meal!

Participating McDonald's Restaurants

2017 Bowl for Kids’ Sake – It’s Not Too Late!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2017 Bowl for Kids' Sake! We had a great time partying and bowling on March 4 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace! It's not too late to support your favorite bowler by visiting our event website. This is our largest fundraising event every year! Participants raise money ahead of time, and event day is an all-day family-friendly party with bowling, raffles, complimentary food and drink, music and fun! We hope you join us in 2018.

It's Not Too Late!

2016 Aveda Earth Jam Fashion Benefit-THANKS

Guests celebrated the inspired creations of the Aveda Institute Columbus students and Nurtur the Salon stylists in an amazing runway show! All revenue from the show and silent auction supported our Camp Oty'Okwa in the Hocking Hills and its environmental education programs. Our special thanks go out to Presenting Sponsor Fifth Third Bank, as well as Aveda and Nurtur the Salon.

2016 Bowl for Kids’ Sake-THANKS

2016 was the biggest year ever for our signature community fundraising event! Special thanks to Presenting Sponsors THE CHAMPION COMPANIES and KPMG! Platinum Perfect Game Sponsors included Rockbridge, Safelite AutoGlass, Clear Channel Outdoor and WNCI 97.9. Gold Strike Sponsors were Cardinal Health, Columbus Square Bowling Palace and UBS Financial Services, Inc. Thanks for joining in on the fun!

2016 A Taste of Class for Kids-THANKS

Special thanks to our 2016 A Taste of Class for Kids Presenting Sponsor, THE CHAMPION COMPANIES and NATIONWIDE INSURANCE! Our guests gathered on April 30 to enjoy the elegant black-tie gala event. The evening included a delicious meal, emcee WBNS-10TV's Karina Nova, and a program that included two talented Littles. Guests had the opportunity to bid on many amazing silent auction items, including gorgeous jewelry!

2016 Golf for Girls’ Sake-THANKS

Our 2016 Golf for Girls' Sake, presented by ICE MILLER, was a hole in one for our Girls' Leadership Program at Camp Oty'Okwa. In its second year, this female only golf scramble raised the funds to send girls to camp for a very special week that they are sure to remember for their entire life. We thank all the amazing women in central Ohio who have come together to help plan this event and participate as golfer and sponsors.

2016 Annual Meeting & Luncheon-THANKS

Our 2016 Annual Meeting on November 29, 2016 was an inspiring opportunity to meet our Spotlighted Matches and honor our 2016 Milton Lewin Legacy Award winners: Anderson Concrete and Doug & Kerrii Anderson. Watch here for the date of our 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon. You won't want to miss it!