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Ahoy Boat Hosts: Big Day at the Lake will be July 22

Big Day at the Lake 18 / Nichie Cole photo

Jan. 27. Big Day at the Lake will be back this summer—July 22 to be exact—with a full day of fun planned for kids in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas.

Three goals

Big Day at the Lake, which consists entirely of volunteers in and around Lake Norman, has three goals: Provide a full day of fun on the lake for children who would not otherwise experience the lake, recruit “Bigs” or mentors for at-risk children in BBBS and raise money for a proven non-profit that focuses on at-risk children.

The full day of fun takes place thanks to Boat Hosts who take the “Littles” and their mentors out on the lake during the morning, and Duke Energy which hosts everyone—as many as 600 or 700 kids and adults—at the Energy Explorium for a picnic, music and games.

Some of these children have never been in a boat or even seen the lake.

Corporate sponsors

Cornelius-based Champion Tire and South Creek Construction will once again be among the Presenting Sponsors of Big Day at the Lake.


“We have always subscribed to the idea that every kid deserves a chance. Big Brothers Big Sisters with the help of Big Day at the Lake lay some foundation for kids to gain a brand new perspective on the world. Who knows where that might take them. After hearing some of their stories, it seems like Big Day at the Lake provides a lot of perspective to more than just the kids as well,” said Kevin Mahl, CEO of Champion Tire.

For information on how to be a corporate sponsor, call Dave Yochum at 704-895-1335.