Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure strives to further strengthen its established community and friendships by hosting Reunion Adventures. Also known as family reunions, the exclusive and unique events provide the families with year-round opportunities to enjoy more VIP experiences and intimate family time away from doctor visits and hospital stays.
On Saturday, April 22nd, the Bert’s Big Adventure families from all past trips were invited to gather together for the Spring Reunion Adventure at the 52nd Anniversary of the Atlanta Steeplechase!
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect that day! Nearly 200 Bert’s Big Adventure family members joined in on the day of fun, along with staff and volunteers. Guests enjoyed a full day of horse racing, along with other entertainment like a hat parade, Jack Russell terrier races, skydivers, the Budweiser Clydesdales and more. Families cozied up on the hillside to watch the excitement as the kids played with bubbles donated to Bert’s Big Adventure through Kristin and Bart’s registry.
Along with delicious catering by Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, the private Bert’s Big Adventure tent was alive with entertainment, as well! GG Face Painting provided face painting, TNT Fun Times provided an interactive photo booth and Atlanta balloon artist, Avan, entertained the kiddos with balloon animals. Our friend Mike joined us for the day with his friendly cockatoo, Tonto. Last but not least, the kids got to enjoy private line dancing lessons from Ruth Engelberg!
A huge thanks to our photographers – DASH Photography, Stephanie Madison Photography, and Brandon Rains for documenting the day with photos, and to Troika Studio for capturing the magical moments on video! And of course, thank you to Atlanta Steeplechase for providing an amazing day for our families!
On Saturday, April 1st, the Bert’s Big Adventure families from all past trips were invited to gather together for the spring Reunion Adventure at the Georgia Swarm game against the Colorado Mammoths!
Nearly 200 Bert’s Big Adventure family members joined in on the evening, along with staff and volunteers. Guests had the chance to enjoy a catered dinner by Proof of the Pudding, getting their faces painted by GG Face Painting and forming the tunnel that welcomed the team onto the field before the game! After the pre-game excitement, families moved to their seats where they cheered the Georgia Swarm to victory, 21-13.
Among the reunion attendees was Bert’s Big Adventure 2017 kiddo, Chris Watkins, who was signed to a one-day contract with the Georgia Swarm in March! Check out photos and read about his professional lacrosse debut.
PS: There are still two remaining home games left this season! Purchase tickets today and use offer code BERT to donate back to Bert’s Big Adventure.