History of the Big Event
Grand Prairie is the first city in the nation to bring Texas A&M’s legendary Big Event, adopted by 125 university campuses nationwide, to a municipality. The Grand Prairie Big Event was initiated by Councilwoman Jorja Clemson, who learned of the Big Event through her grandson, who attends Texas A&M.
2019 Big Event
Last year, more than 1,800 volunteers tackled nearly 100 service projects. In 2018, 1,000 volunteers completed 92 jobs; worked 5,200 hours; collected almost 30 tons of trash and debris; and filled more than 2,000 contractor trash bags with trash and debris.
Promoting unity in the community by pairing volunteers with service projects, Grand Prairie comes together for one big day of helping others.
Service. People. Integrity. This one-day event may not be based on socioeconomic need, but does seek to help those in the most need. It is not about the number of volunteers, or the number of service projects so much as it is about the connections made and unity established through Grand Prairie.