The Big Celebration: A Night at the Races

Saturday, April 6 | 7PM | AC Hotel | Worcester, MA

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The Big Celebration 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest is thrilled to present our annual spring fundraiser! This year’s Big Celebration theme is A Night at the Races, so get ready for a memorable night. The event will feature Kentucky Derby races, betting, casino tables, fabulous live & silent auctions, and much more.  We invite you to come, enjoy, and have some fun!

Make a BIG Impact

Why support The Big Celebration? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest is a one-on-one mentoring program that makes a real difference in the lives of the nearly 2,000 youth and volunteers we serve. Connecting children facing adversity with caring adults truly makes an impact. In fact, after just one year being matched with a Big, 76% of Littles improve their self-confidence, 74% improve their academic grades, 67% say that they feel more social acceptance and 42% are less likely to engage in risky behavior. By supporting this event on any level, you are supporting mentoring programs that change lives.

Big Celebration Honorees

Maurice Boisvert, Bob Cousy MVP Award
Maurice “Moe” Boisvert, CEO Emeritus of YOU  Inc., stepped in to help Big Brothers Big Sisters as the Interim Executive Director while CEO, Jeffrey Chin, served in Afghanistan for 8 months in 2018, providing the organization with tremendous experience and leadership.

The Worcester Police Department, LAUNCH Innovation Award 
The Worcester Police Department has been selected for their partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters to launch the Bigs in Blue program, a new initiative where children are matched with police officers as mentors.


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Event Details

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 | 7pm-10:30pm 

Where: AC Hotel | 125 Front St. Worcester, MA 01608

Attire: Dress to fit the theme. There will be prizes for the best hats!

VIP Reception: 6PM

  • This exclusive pre-event reception will include gourmet appetizers, and an open bar
  • Presentation of our LAUNCH AWARD which is given to a partner who helped propel our mission with a new or innovative service or program
  • All event sponsors are entitled to at least two tickets to the VIP reception
  • Couples may purchase tickets to the VIP Reception for $250

General Admission: 7PM

  • General Admission tickets are $100 per person, guests may check-in starting at 7PM
  • Ticket includes passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations & cash bar
  • Guests will enjoy access to casino games, horse race betting, contests, live and silent auctions and more
  • There are no assigned tables or seata, guests are free to roam, enjoy the casino and mingle with friends (certain sponsorships include reserved tables)

Casino Night - How it Works

Each attendee will receive one novelty chip at check-in. When you are ready to play, exchange your chip for $1,000 worth of playing chips with any dealer. Please note, we are not exchanging real money for legality purposes, this casino night is purely for fun to raise money to support our mentoring programs! But, there is a prize involved! When you are done playing, cash in your remaining chips with any dealer in exchange for raffle tickets. For every $1,000 you are left with, you get one raffle ticket toward our GRAND PRIZE. Ran out of playing chips? No problem! In exchange for a $25 donation, you can have $1000 more in playing chips!

Stay at the AC Hotel

The AC Hotel is offering a discounted rate for our guests to stay on Saturday, April 6th. 

$139 per room | $15 overnight parking 

Click here to book your room!



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Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Graduate Sponsor


Races Sponsor


Front Runner Sponsor


Daily Double Sponsor


Break Maiden Sponsor



Baby Race Sponsor


Wine Toss Sponsor


Premium Auction Item Donors