What is the B’nai Brith Afternoon with the Goldeyes?
Back in 2009 when B’nai Brith was celebrating its 100th anniversary of Community Service in Manitoba, Earl J. Barish, Past Chair of the Executive Board of B’nai Brith Canada, created a new Community Service project originally called “A Nite with the Goldeyes” (then changed to ‘Afternoon with the Goldeyes”).
The goal was simple: raise enough money to sponsor 500 people from different service agencies to enjoy a Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball game, food and souvenirs.
Many service agencies in the city could bring their clients to enjoy a wonderful experience at no cost. And after eight years, more than 10,000 recipients have benefited from this program, including:
Anishinaabe Child & Family Service, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, CancerCare Manitoba, Cerebral Palsy of Manitoba, Children’s Rehab, Dasch Foundation, Dream Factory, Jewish Child & Family Service, Jocelyn House, MacDonald Youth Services, Manitoba Down Syndrome Society, Manitoba Foster Family Network, Marymound, Multiple Sclerosis Society, R.B. Russell-Brian MacKinnon’s Y-Not, Ronald McDonald House, Shalom Residences, Siloam Mission, SMD, Special Olympics, St. Amant, Variety the Children’s Charity, Winnipeg Child & Family Service, Youth Agencies Alliance.
We are now at the 9th Annual B’nai Brith “Afternoon with the Goldeyes." Earl Barish continues to be even more passionate about this Community Service Project and will make it happen again. More than 1,650 people from more than 60 different service agencies are expected to participate on Sunday, August 13th, 2017. The game this year will be Winnipeg Goldeyes vs. Wichita Wingnuts.
But regardless of the game's outcome, many faces will be smiling at the end of the day.
Check out a writeup as well as pictures from last year's Afternoon with the Goldeyes program here.
B’nai Brith has been active in Canada since 1875 and in Manitoba since 1909. B’nai Brith plays a primary role in local, national and international human rights advocacy and education, in confronting racism and discrimination, and in providing social programs and community services for Manitobans.