Stories tagged with: Big Brothers Big Sisters

May 27, 2015 - 4:49pm
8 weeks 6 days ago

Big Bothers Big Sisters of Zanesville had a very special update for us.

We spoke to Mollie Crooks, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters who told us Bowl for Kids Sake was a great success this year.

"We had again, tremendous support from the community. We raised $78,400. So thats the fundraising part of Big Brothers Big Sisters. So people have supported us in that aspect."

If you didn't get to donate during the Bowl for Kids Sake, Crooks said you can...

April 15, 2015 - 4:59pm
14 weeks 6 days ago

Teams can still be formed for the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Bowl for Kids Sake event.

Nearly 700 people are currently participating in the two month long fundraising effort. Executive Director, Mollie Crooks, said the organization's goal this year is $80,000, and that they are getting close to it. But, she said more people can still get involved if they want to help raise some money and hit the bowling alley.

"Our goal for the teams, each team is asked to raise $500,...

February 27, 2015 - 8:43am
21 weeks 4 days ago

Top Stories for Friday, February 27, 2015:

Downtown Zanesville Revitalization

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - According to the Chamber of Commerce, over 130 thousand cars enter Downtown Zanesville every 24 hours. Currently over 180 businesses are located downtown, with more working to relocate to the area every day. The downtown residential life is also growing and many residential property owners tell the ZDA that they have a wait list for their rental units.


February 26, 2015 - 6:30pm
21 weeks 5 days ago

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hoping to roll a strike for its annual Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser

Last year the event raised $70,000, but this year the organization is aiming much higher.

"Bowl for Kids Sake is the largest fundraising event that we host," Executive Director Mollie Crooks said. "This year our fundraising goal is $83,000 net profit. That is a hefty increase over last year, but we think this community can rally and support us as they always have....

January 6, 2015 - 5:31pm
29 weeks 4 hours ago

January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of volunteers.

Executive Director Mollie Crooks, says mentoring gives Big Brothers and Sisters the chance to feel like a kid again when working with their Little. Crooks told us they will take as many volunteers as they can get.

"I would be very happy to have one but we have 70 children on our waiting list, so over the next several months, can find mentors to work with those children, that would be...

November 21, 2014 - 10:41pm
35 weeks 3 days ago

Ohio State Fans and fans of Big Brothers Big Sisters gathered together to raise money for the organization Friday Night.

The Buckeye Pep Rally was held at the Veterans Hall at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Tickets for the event could be bought ahead of time or at the door. Those who attended had the chance to take part in a live and silent auction, games, and win prizes. They could also enjoy a hot meal and drinks among friends. Co-chairman of the event, Stephanie Ansel told us...

November 4, 2014 - 5:47pm
38 weeks 4 hours ago

Big Brothers Big Sisters is gearing up for its annual Buckeye Pep Rally and Auction.

The organization will host its 14th annual event on November 21 starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Complex at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mollie Crooks is looking forward to the event.

"It is a very exciting year because it is the 14th year, but also we have a new venue and we have some new activities that go along with the new venue, so we're...

July 18, 2014 - 1:01pm
1 year 1 week ago

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville is in need of mentors for 70 children on their waiting list.

The donor driven youth mentoring organization works to match area children, ages 6 to 17 with volunteers who will serve as a mentor for the younger child. Your job as a mentor asks you to spend time with the child you are paired with and enjoy activities together. Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mollie Crooks, says when you become a role model to these children, you...

April 28, 2014 - 6:03pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

After weeks of donating, one lucky WHIZ employee was chosen to get pied in the face.

In order to raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization, the staff at WHIZ held a contest to see who could receive the most donations for the cause. This year WHIZ's Brian Wagner out did himself.

"I misread it. I thought if I raise the most I was the one who got to throw the pie. I Didn't realize I was receiving the pie so that's what ended up happening, " said Wagner...

April 17, 2014 - 7:02pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

In honor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake Fundraiser coming up, the staff at WHIZ got involved in their own bowling tournament.

The second annual Wii Bowling Tournament took place at the station .14 employees competed on two different teams to raise money for the good cause.

"We thought it would really be fun to kind of put radio against TV, on top of that we like to joke about a little rivalry around the station," said Communications...

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