Stories tagged with: Big Brothers Big Sisters

January 28, 2012 - 6:29pm
2 years 30 weeks ago

All it takes is a little effort to make a big difference in the life of a child.

On Saturday about 100 "bigs" and "littles" spent the afternoon at Blits Restaurant and Arcade in Zanesville.  They're part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, which helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships.

"My favorite part is being that sponsor, that mentor to someone that may not have one in his or her life,...

November 17, 2011 - 11:50am
2 years 40 weeks ago

Buckeye fans are coming together to gear up for the big Ohio State games left on the schedule and to support a good cause.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville will be hosting a Buckeye pep rally at the Eaglesticks Golf Club Friday night. The fundraiser benefits the mentoring programs offered by the organization. Executive Director Mollie Crooks says there will be music, food, games and raffles.

"This will be our 11th year. So eleven years in 2011 and each...

August 30, 2011 - 7:51pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

Volunteers across southeast Ohio with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization were honored Tuesday evening.

The award dinner held at Bryan Place in downtown Zanesville was a time to recognize the hard work and service that these volunteers have given back to others.

"I think a lot of them don't really think they are doing anything that big. We know and I hope eventually they realize the huge difference they are making in the life of this child just from being a friend of...

April 3, 2011 - 9:06pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

The local chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted its 27th Annual "Bowl for Kids Sake" on Sunday.

Executive Director Mollie Crooks said 32% of the organization's funding is generated through this event.

"It's a phenomenally giving community and so we know there's a lots of opportunities for people to give, we think that the people that give to our program are passionate about children who see the results," she Crooks.

All proceeds will be used...

November 19, 2010 - 10:17pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

Buckeye fans are putting on their jerseys for a good cause.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville hosted a Buckeye pep rally for the big game against Michigan next week. It was held at the Eaglesticks Golf Club Friday night. The fundraiser benefits the mentoring programs offered by the organization.

"At Big Brothers Big Sisters there's opportunities to volunteer in many ways, whether it's organizing fund raising activities or being a big," said Co-chair Beth Chapman....

November 18, 2010 - 7:22pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

O-H-I-O! Expect a lot of cheers coming from Eagle Sticks Friday night as Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts its 10th annual Buckeye Pep Rally.

While it may be taking place a week before the team's face-off against Michigan, it's not keeping fans away. About 450 people are attending the organizations second largest fundraiser

"Go Bucks! They had me worried a few weeks ago. We won't mention that other game, but I think everybody's got their hopes up for another great end to the...

October 19, 2010 - 11:35am
3 years 44 weeks ago

Big Brothers Big Sisters is giving you the chance to win $10,000.

The local organization is selling tickets at $100 each for a chance to win $10,000. The drawing will be at their Buckeye Pep Rally fundraiser at the Eagle Sticks Golf Course November 19th.

"The money raised from the fundraising events are used to recruit children and volunteers, to screen those volunteers, and do background checks, interviews, driving record checks, and also then we match those children...

August 22, 2010 - 5:14pm
4 years 5 days ago

Some youth in our community are in need of guidance.

The Muskingum Family Y hosted a Big Brothers Big Sisters picnic Sunday afternoon. The organization is nationally recognized for it's mentoring program.  

"We won't turn any child away, because every child always needs that special someone that might not be their mom or their dad, so they can just talk to about personal things," said Sarah Browning, Development Coordinator.


July 21, 2010 - 8:04pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

Some kids are spending the week celebrating the arts, and they want to share that with the community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters held their first-ever Rising Stars Song and Dance Camp this week to support their mentoring program.

"We just wanted to have something in town that was affordable for everyone in the community to come and work on the arts which is something I love, so I love to be able to incorporate it with children in the community," says Sarah...

March 28, 2010 - 3:30pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating the great response it has received for its biggest fundraiser of the year.

The organization says preliminary results indicate the event has raised more that 70 thousand dollars. "Bowl for Kids' Sake" was held at the Maysville All-Star Lanes over the past four days and drew in 215 teams. That's more teams than the event saw last year, But the event isn't stopping there.

There's still time to take part in Wii Bowling Tournaments,...

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