Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bigs make “Monster size” impact on their littles.

Big Sister Heather Pollard of Sidney, Little Brother Marvin Fleetwood, Devonte Davidson and Big Brother Jeff Pollard of Sidney at the recent Monster Truck Show at Nutter Center.
Big Brother, Jeff Pollard and Big Sister, Heather Pollard decided to surprise their little brothers in a Big way by taking them to the Monster Truck Jam recently held at the Nutter Center. Big Brother, Jeff works with Best One Tire in Sidney which was one of the sponsors for the event. As part of this event their littles were given special VIP treatment. This is just one of the many fun activities that Jeff and Heather introduce their little’s to.

Big Sister, Heather is matched with DeVonte Davidson, age 13. They have been matched in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program since August of 2009. During the course of their friendship they have worked on school speeches, participated in 5K races, Went for ice cream, and just hang out and have fun. DeVonte and his brother Marvin Fleetwood are the sons of Shana Davidson of Sidney.

Big Brother, Jeff is matched with DeVonte’s younger brother Marvin Fleetwood, age 7. Jeff has been Marvin’s Big Brother since September 2011. Jeff and Marvin have enjoyed playing ping pong, going out to eat, and learning to read.

In an effort to continue making successful matches such as these, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is making plans for the upcoming fundraising event, 2012 Rubber Duck Race in Sidney. This event will be held on Thursday, June 21st. The Duck launch will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Mosquito Creek near the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park.

In conjunction to the duck race, the agency will host the sixth annual Duck N’ Run/Walk 5k race. This race is a part of the Shelby County 5K Tour. The 5k run/walk will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 21st with race time at 8:15 p.m. through scenic Tawawa Park in Sidney. Registration will begin at 7:00 p.m., and a shot-gun start will begin the race at 8:15 p.m.

Last year nearly 3,000 rubber ducks made their way down Mosquito Creek to compete for the many fabulous prizes. This year’s grand prize will be a $1,000 Shopping Spree. Check out the agency website for more information:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a non-profit United Way member, social service agency. Lisa Brown is Executive Director of the agency. The program specializes in matching children facing adversity with adult volunteer Big Brothers and Sisters. These adults provide children with positive role modeling, as well as new educational and social activities. If you would like to make the difference in the life of a child but are unable to volunteer at this time, Big Brothers Big Sisters has many other opportunities throughout the year for others to become involved. Learn more about our agency by logging onto or calling 937-547-9622 or 937-492-7611.

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