The BIG Event

Presented by Gurley Leep!

When: Thursday, October 14, 2021
6:00-7:00 – Cocktail Hour
7:00-8:30 – Dinner and Programming
8:30-10:00 – Dance Party
9:00 – Silent Auction and Big Defender of Potential Voting ends

Where: Palais Royale
105 W. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN 46601

Join us in supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters – Southern Lake Michigan Region and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County at The Big Event 2021, presented by Gurley Leep.

BBBS will recognize Big of the Year nominees, announce Big of the Year award winners, and will present the 2021 Big Change scholarships to eligible graduating senior Littles.

In addition, we will celebrate one incredibly inspiring Match story and show our gratitude to the VIP sponsors who made it happen.

Deadline to Sponsor or Purchase a Ticket: October 1, 2021

Presenting Sponsor


Anonymous Donor




Frank Criniti


We are continually monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Should this continue to be an issue, a virtual event may be held.

Check out the full livestream from the 2020 BIG Event