Big Hearts Be Brave: There’s a New Big Hearts on the Horizon!

When you think of being brave, what do you think of? Do you think of skydiving, white water rafting, or scuba diving with sharks? Those are all super brave things to do, but this year ESP is choosing to be brave by dreaming big with our Big Hearts plans! While we’ve had to switch gears and pivot to a virtual Big Hearts, we can’t wait to explore all of the opportunities that a virtual setting allows us.

Our participants have been so brave during this season of uncertainty – and we’re counting on you to be brave for them, too! Financially, Big Hearts is crucial to the ESP mission – it provides funding for programs like summer camp and family support. To help us make sure that Big Hearts is a success, there are three BIG things you can do! You can watch the stream, purchase a Watch Box, and enter our raffle for a 2021 Kia Telluride S!

The Big Hearts magic is coming to YOU this year in a way that it never has before – you’ll be able to watch Big Hearts from the comfort of your very own home! The stream will be free to watch, so feel free to invite your friends, family, and basically everyone you know to watch Big Hearts with you – no matter where they are! For the first time ever, we’re offering Watch Boxes, which are the ultimate Big Hearts fan packs!

This year, the Watch Boxes are supporting our People’s Choice Awards (PCA). This means that you’ll get to pick your favorite PCA contestant when you order your box, and it’ll be customized to them! Every box will include a Big Hearts 2021 long sleeve shirt, mug, blanket, interactive elements for the stream, as well as your chosen contestant’s favorite snack and a little bit about them! If you just can’t pick a favorite, don’t worry – we can also randomly choose your box for you!

As a bonus, look out for the coupon code giving you a discount off of individual Big Hearts merchandise! After all, you can’t just have one Big Hearts shirt, right?

If you’re local to the Athens area (or are up for the drive), we’ll be hosting a drive through Pickup Party on Friday, February 12 so you can pick up your box in style! Of course, we’ll also mail it if you’re out of town.

Another way to support our participants is through our 2021 Kia Telluride S Raffle! For just $100, you can have a chance to win an amazing car! No matter what, you support ESP and our participants, so it’s a win-win! Plus, raffle entries make great gifts for that person on your list who already has everything.

We’re counting on YOU to support our participants through purchasing a Watch Box and raffle entry to make sure that we can fundraise enough to fund summer camp. Would you consider purchasing one (or both) to ensure that our participants with disabilities can receive vital wrap-around programs?

We hope you’re just as excited as we are about all the opportunities that Big Hearts Be Brave is bringing to your family. It’ll be a night to remember, even if it looks a little different from previous years! Our goal remains the same – to showcase the amazing abilities of our participants as we fundraise for the upcoming year. Thank you so much for being brave with us – anchors away!