Mentor event illustrates power of Big Brothers Big Sisters
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
Last week Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted its ‘Big For A Day’ event during a spring training game at Salt River Fields.
This mentor recruitment event helped increase the visibility of BBBS and the need for ‘Bigs.’ Adults were matched with waitlisted youth and they enjoyed team games, activities, lunch at the ballpark and, of course, a D’backs spring training game!
More than 300 people, including waitlisted ‘Littles’ and potential Bigs enjoyed getting to know each other while having fun at Salt River Fields.
Cox supported the event through planning assistance, providing volunteers and Cox employees seeking to become Bigs. Bigs are more important than ever as they help build confidence in our youth who are trying to navigate their lives in a challenging time. Cox helps support Big Brothers Big Sisters in other ways too including numerous grants and donations, sponsorships, donations of technology (Cox Innovation Lab) and providing employees opportunities to volunteer with the organization.
Big Brothers Big Sisters are instrumental in the lives of young people ages five through early adulthood. Bigs and Littles spend time together a few times per month experiencing everyday life. Just seeing a movie, playing games or getting help with homework provides Littles with a sense of normalcy they may lack and for Bigs, an opportunity to make a difference every time they hang out with their Little.