On Sunday, August 14, OneMain Financial hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at the Indiana State Fair. On this day, hundreds of Bigs, Littles, their families, BBBSCI Board members, donors, and supporters attended the fair for free thanks to OneMain Financial’s sponsorship.
In addition to receiving free admission to the fair, guests also received free tickets for rides on the Midway and exclusive access to a BBBSCI hospitality area at Normandy Barn. In there, attendees were treated to snacks, games, and music. To finish off a great day, OneMain Financial gave away a bike to one lucky winner! While everyone was excited to attend the fair for OneMain Financial and BBBSCI Day, Bigs and Littles especially enjoyed the opportunity to spend time together in a unique way.
“Rain or shine we are here having a blast!” Big Sister Sally Hood said. “Thank you OneMain Financial and BBBSCI for allowing us to help a part of the Indiana State Fair. Without your sponsorship we wouldn’t have been able to come!”
BBBSCI Board Member Drew Linn, who also stopped by the fair to take part in the fun, said “Thanks so much OneMain for your hospitality and generosity! Our neighbor kids had a great day!”
On the blog today, Tony Brand, OneMain Financial Vice President of MD Communications, shares why OneMain Financial sponsored BBBSCI Day at the Indiana State Fair.
Why did OneMain Financial partner with BBBSCI to host us at the State Fair? How did this come about?
OneMain enjoys working with organizations that have the same passion for the community as we do and we felt working with Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Indiana State Fair was a perfect fit. The Indiana State Fair provides a fun and educational opportunity for the Bigs and Littles to have a memorable mentoring experience.
What were some of your favorite memories from the day?
For me, watching the Bigs and Littles get to know each other better and having fun. Even watching a Big teach a Little how to use a yoyo brought a smile to my face. It was such an amazing day and all of our OneMain team members were proud to be a part of it.
Why is it important for OneMain Financial to give back to the community like this?
OneMain has been around for more than 100 years and we proudly support our local communities. Our customers are friends and neighbors and we all truly enjoy the opportunity to do something special for them whenever we can.
Anything else you’d like me to add, note, or include in the post?
We all had an amazing time. The energy and excitement from the day could not be contained and the memories that were made that day will last forever.
To check out some of the media coverage for today, check out the story on FOX59 or CBS4!
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