It was a great night for all those who attended. After the game, Roger Dean Stadium treated those in attendance with a fireworks show and live music from the Tom Jackson Band.
Roger Dean was generous enough to offer the nonprofit organization discounted tickets to the big event for kids and their families to enjoy on their holiday. Big Brothers Big Sisters was able to provide 200 tickets for families, giving them BBBS t-shirts to wear to the game and vouchers for the concession stands. BBBS also had a table set up at the game to encourage people to sign up as new mentors.
The organization is currently recruiting mentors, especially because of the growth of their new Jupiter mentoring program. This is an exciting opportunity for children residing in Jupiter to learn new skills and gain self confidence in a fun and safe environment. Each student participating in this program will be matched one-to one with a mentor and participate in various group activities and a community service event. Those who are interested may call BBBS Customer Relations Specialist, Jeanie Flanagan at 772.283.8112.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties is so fortunate to have such wonderful partnerships with businesses in the community,” said Stacey Brownlow, Martin County Executive Director. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our new Jupiter Mentoring Program. Our programs are only possible because of the generosity of our community.”
Front Row: Siblings, Jason and Kaitlin attending baseball game with Kaitlin’s Big Sister Darlene Doyle.
Back Row: BBBS Customer Relations Specialist, Jeanie Flanagan
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties
BBBS provides children facing adversity aged 6-17 with volunteer mentors who serve as positive role models. Since 1986 the organization has provided mentors to children in Martin County and since July 2010 in Palm Beach County. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) recognized the Martin County organization in 2007 as one of the 35 best performing agencies nationwide. BBBSA recognized CEO William P. Bee Jr. as “CEO of the Year- Small Agency Category” in 2007. South Florida Business Leader Magazine ranked BBBS in 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 South Florida small businesses. Visit www.mentorbig.org to learn more.