Beau’s Buddies Partners with BBBS



Beau Akey and Beau Jelsma have teamed up and partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters Barrie! Each Saturday home game will see members of Big Brother Big Sisters Barrie attend a Colts game while taking in warm-ups from down on the bench.

We would like to say a BIG thank you to the Barrie Colts Beau’s Buddies partnership for another great season of hockey for the BBBS Barrie members. This opportunity allowed our families and matches to meet the Beau’s and experience a Barrie Colts game! It was truly an experience that created core memories!

Thank you so much from the 50+ kids, parents, and mentors that were able to have this experience this hockey season. Go Colts Go!!


Comments from Families & Matches

Mom Nicole
“Just wanted to let you know the game was great Spencer loves them, he had a blast and we won 4-2 lol.  Again, thank you so much for thinking of us.”

Big Brother Gary
“We had a great time at the Colts game last night.  Collin met us as scheduled and was super helpful in answering our questions and coordinating our meeting with the players.  We’re very impressed with Beau Jelsma and Beau Akey for their excellent hockey skills and for their extra efforts to make friendly connections with community people like us.  Thanks to you and the Colts organization for making this happen.”

Mom Jennifer
“Ethan had a great time at the Colts game Saturday! The Beaus were really great with him, he loved it!”

Grandpa Randy
“We are big Barrie Colts fan and loved meeting the players and feeling like VIP”

Mom Kim
“They had been counting down the days to the game and had such an amazing night!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!”

Big Brother Michael
“What a cool experience for Cole! So happy we were able to go, and he got the experience, he is now completely crazy about hockey!”

Mom Sarah
“This would be my first time doing something like this as my son Lincoln is still waiting for his match. He would love to attend one of these games.” Afterwards mom was amazed at the experience and how great everything was run and how amazing the players were, making him feel so special. Thank you so much for this amazing experience for Lincoln!”

Mom Sara
“Thank you for connecting us for this incredible fun time! It really made his interest and love for hockey continue to grow. He’s so excited to skate with the Colts at the end of the month and even got a signed puck!”

Big Brother Bill
Just reaching out to say thanks for the tickets to the Colts game last night.  Ended up being an exciting game (Colt’s shootout win!) and Jaxon enjoyed getting down to the bench for part of the warmups and meeting Beau – who was great with him – as well as getting an autographed puck. Cool experience for him. Please pass along our thanks to Colin and the Colts team, for the great program they’ve offered here for the kids.  I’ve included a couple of pics as well for you – Jaxon gets a kick out of being ‘taller’ than Beau in the one picture, with an assist to the bench of course…ha.”