IRVING, Texas, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 20th at the Pequeno Mexico Event Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Jesse Rodriguez's Calvary Knock Out (CKO) hosted a nine-match boxing event with Big Brothers Big Sisters to bring attention to the significant mentoring needs around the DFW area. "There are over 500 young boys and girls on a waiting list and we at CKO want to help find mentors and take them off the list. We have so many role models here in our Hispanic community. We wanted to take the opportunity to educate the attendees at our boxing event on how they can participate as a mentor," stated Rodriguez.
Attendees got a chance to learn more about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, take information home to family, friends and back to their workplace to help spread the word. Several former "Bigs and Littles" were in attendance all the way back to the 1970s. It was great to catch up and see the impact that the program had on these now adults.
Several of the local boxing champions will be participating in a new campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters called "Man Up Mentors," including local favorite Paco Cruz who proposed to his girlfriend after winning his match Saturday night.
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About Big Brothers Big Sisters and Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring organization, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, BBBS carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. BBBS provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization's 85-year history. Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star serves more than 30,000 children, volunteers and families through 20 offices and more than 100 counties in Texas.
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