Big Day at the Lake

Big Day at the Lake was founded 19 years ago by Dave and Tracy Yochum, as well as friends, neighbors and businesses who shared a vision of providing a boating experience to at-risk children who would not otherwise experience Lake Norman. It takes a village to run Big Day at the Lake, and we are grateful for the hundreds (literally!) of volunteers and supporters who donate their time and talents to serving at-risk children in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas.

On July 22, 2023, supporters in the Lake Norman area will open their boats and hearts for deserving “Littles” and their “Bigs.” The “Boat Hosts” offer their boats and time to host Bigs and Littles out on the lake for a morning of swimming, tubing, and more. After splishing and splashing in the lake, Bigs, Littles, and boat hosts are treated to an epic picnic at the Duke Energy Explodium. Food, ice cream, DJ, bounce houses and more are graciously donated from community supporters.  

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