This Friday, February 15th from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., The Big Event team will be hosting a bake sale to help put on this years Big Event on April 6th! The booth will be set up right in front of Moe’s, across the street from Sharkey’s. If we get rained out on Friday, the event will be moved to the following day, Saturday the 16th, from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Also, don’t forget to check out our other Fundraisers/Profit Shares coming up these next two months:

D.P. Dough Profit Share: March 5th from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Tie-Dying Volunteer Shirts: March 24th

Pie a TBE Exec: March 28th

By Lauren Peters, Communication Committee

The feeling of competition and desire to get in on the Ut Prosim action was high from February 10th to February 13th. Virginia Tech Big Event took on a challenge like no other in a competition with Texas A&M and University of Oklahoma, to see who could gain the most volunteers in three days.

Many students related this to the “Trifecta” that Relay For Life does with UVA and JMU, but this was the first year the Big Event team decided to do it as well. At the end of the first day, Tech was unfortunately in last but over the next two days we made a comeback that led to us finishing second and closing the gap between Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.

While we lost the competition, we were still able to add 877 volunteers in these three short days. With the Big Event scheduled for April fourth, only 39 days away, we encourage everyone to sign up for the Big Event!

By Eric Ramos, Communication Committee

This past Saturday, The Big Event staff woke up bright and early to officially begin project checks for The Big Event on April 4th! While a rainy morning, everyone from TBE was eager and excited to meet all the homeowners prepared to participate in The Big Event. Our committee and operation members drove from houses 5 minutes away campus to houses and communities in the next town over of Christiansburg to ensure that every homeowner gets an opportunity to be a part of this big service opportunity. Project Checks are conducted every year to make sure everything is prepared and ready for our Hokies eagerly waiting for April 4th! A friendly reminder for any homeowner interested in submitting a job request for The Big Event, the deadline is March 18th at midnight, but don’t wait! We encourage you to sign up today!

By Gabby Taylor, Communications Committee

I’ve always had an eye for fashion. Not always the fashion that you see at the Oscars or the Met Gala, but the fashion that comes with the creative design on trendy t-shirts for college apparel, organizations, or franchises that excite people and make them say, “hey, I love your shirt!”

When I saw the marketing shirts for The Big Event this year, the first thing I thought of is what it would be like to wear them in public, outside of Blacksburg, and having somebody ask what the shirt stands for. After seeing the adorable and eye-catching design that was created for TBE 2020, I now see that vision as a great possibility!

“The main inspiration was to create a design that emphasizes our main goal of the organization,” Christina High, co-executive for the Visual Communications committee for TBE, says on the creation of the shirts. “[We aim to] embody Ut Prosim and forge relationships between the VT and Blacksburg community.” 

Shirts are available in two styles and comes at a student friendly price of $15 for the short sleeve and $19 for the long sleeve!

This inspiration was brought to life on the back of the shirt with the design of a community member being assisted in his yard by a member of our organization with the university’s motto, ‘That I May Serve’, written above the scene. The sea-foam green gives the shirt an extra spark of uniqueness as well!

We cannot wait to see what the members of the community and Virginia Tech think of these new shirts, with their empowering design as described located on the back of the shirt and  the original logo of The Big Event located on the front pocket of the shirt. “It’s a fun project for us, and it’s exciting to see them in the community and on campus,” Genevieve Munch, co-executive for Visual Communications, says. “We hope people are excited to wear them.”

You can purchase a shirt at this link  to order your shirt and pick it up on campus in our office in Squires Student Center:

Follow this link to order your shirt and have it delivered to you:

ATTENTION ALL HOMEOWNERS! Project registration has officially been opened; please complete this registration between 1/5 and 2/1 if you wish to be a part of our early bird special and receive priority status on the day of the event (4/4/2020). For those who do not sign up before the special ends, project registration closes on 3/18! Don’t miss the opportunity to let us create a tight-knit community, based on service and helping others in the NRV! We are all incredibly excited to get to work as our first round of project checks are on February 1st and are approaching rapidly. The faster we get to see our homeowners, the better! In addition, project checks will be held on the 8th, 22nd, and 29th of February as well as March 21st. We cannot wait to see you all soon!