Each Spring BCYMP hosts a fun, sporty fundraising event called G.A.M.E., an acronym for the qualities BCYMP Mentors help instill in their K-12 grade Mentees: Goals, Attitude, Motivation & Excellence.
Our G.A.M.E. 2021 fundraiser will look a little different this year, but it will still support BCYMP Mentorings Pairs and celebrate the power of shared activities to strengthen relationships and build memories. Brought to you by our Event Sponsor, First Bank & Trust, G.A.M.E. 2021 will feature some favorite activities that participants in BCYMP and others enjoy in Brookings.
Here's how it works:
During April, BCYMP will sell 250 sheets with four tear-off activity tickets, one each to Cinema 8, The Lanes, Dakota Nature Park, and T'eed Off. Each ticket will cost $40 (or less in multiples) but have a face value of $92 in shared experiences and fun memories for buyers to enjoy with their friends and families--or to donate back to a BCYMP for a Mentoring Pair to use. Each ticket will also be worth one drawing for raffle prizes drawn on four Fridays in April, beginning April 9. (Buy your tickets early, so you can win often!)
In addition to First Bank & Trust, four other businesses are BCYMP's G.A.M.E. 2021 Activity Sponsors: GDM Solutions, Inc., Valero Renewable Fuels of Aurora, Civil Design, Inc., and Banner Associates, Inc. Thank you to these sponsors and to those who generously donated raffle items to support youth mentoring and providing developmental relationships to K-12 grade students.
Each sheet of tickets will include one each of the following four activities, to be redeemed May-August 2021.
Thank you to our GAME activity Sponsors:
For each ticket redeemed, BCYMP will pay the participating activity sites $5, so by buying G.A.M.E. 2021 tickets, you are helping BCYMP provide 1:1 community-based youth mentoring and supporting four businesses, too.
GAME 2021 Activity Sheet Prices
$40 = 1 sheet ($92 value)
$75 = 2 sheets ($184 value)
$150 = 4 sheets ($368 value)
$280 = 8 sheets ($736 value)
Mentoring Stories with First Bank & Trust
At BCYMP, we use Search Institute's Developmental Relationships Framework to train our Mentors and guide their practice. For GAME 2021, we used the framework to ask First Bank & Trust employees about community members who shaped their positive development. Here is what they told us: