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Big Brothers, Big Sisters is looking for the community's support for their upcoming fundraiser.
The organization is holding a "Buckeye Pep Rally" November 20th at Eaglesticks to get people geared up for the OSU versus Michigan game. The event is also the organization's second largest fundraiser each year. Last year it raised $20,000.
"Our goal this year is just to meet that amount again this year. We know things are tough and we appreciate all the businesses and individuals that have given us items because we know that people's budgets have become a little tighter and we recognize that and appreciate what they can do," says Executive Director Mollie Crooks.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters is still looking for donations for the auction. All donations are tax deductible and Crooks says signed items like a helmet and football are usually the big sellers. All of the proceeds will benefit the hundreds of children in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program.
"What we find is that children matched with Big Brothers, Big Sisters are less likely to begin using drugs and alcohol. They are less likely to skip school, they actually perform better in school and look forward to graduating and going to college," says Crooks.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $20 dollars if bought in advance and $25 at the door. That includes dinner and soft drinks. There will also be a live auction, games, music and raffles.