AUBURN — In an effort to raise money for this year’s Big Brother Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, Josh Metcalf of Auburn Brewing Company will be hosting a silent auction.
The auction will take place during a special event at the brewery today from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature the Wood Smoked food truck from 4-7 p.m., with proceeds going to a team sponsored by the owners of the truck. There will also be live music with Jess Flamethrower from 7-10 p.m.
Metcalf and his staff at Auburn Brewing Company teamed up with his wife Emma’s team from Lyn-Maree to compete in this year’s bowling event on April 30 at Auburn Bowl. This year’s bowling event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.
This year, Metcalf’s fundraising goal is $5,000. Today’s event will help his team raise the necessary funds.
Metcalf has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2016, when he and Emma attended a Tin Caps game. A group of Bigs paraded with their little siblings in tow, and Metcalf told Emma: “It might be pretty cool to do that one day, to have someone look up to you and help them in the life.”
The couple signed up for the program and became a great couple with little brother Robert.
“They did a good job with our interests,” Metcalf said. “We like to do a lot of outdoor type things when the weather is nicer. We try to do all the events organized by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The couple said they are supportive of their Big.
“He’s matured a lot because he was quite young when we were paired up, but overall I think he’s been a good boy the whole time,” Metcalf said. “It’s kind of about being another person he can talk to.”
Today’s silent auction will feature a variety of brewery merchandise including: lifetime mug club membership, reserve outdoor seating for the brewery street party with the band Rekt this summer, choosing the next beer the brewery will brew, a private yoga class, a Lyn-Maree gift basket, and the chance to spend a day with Metcalf brewing a beer.
“One of the biggest things I’ve noticed as a Big Brother is that the people who work at Big Brothers Big Sisters all seem to really care about the kids and their mission,” he said. he declares. “It meant a lot to me, just to see how much they care. It makes you more willing to support it when you see how passionate the people who work there are for children.
For more information, to register a team or to view the 2022 Bowling for Kids schedule, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 456-1600 or visit bbsnei.org.