YMCA Hosts Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana SummerFest for 800 Volunteers, Youth, & Families

INDIANAPOLIS – On July 8, 2018, over 800 youth and their families involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) program, along with mentors and supporters, will participate in the annual BBBSCI SummerFest at the Benjamin Harrison YMCA.  This event is made possible by sponsors: Geico, Jug’s Catering, Lilly Endowment, Inc., Summer Youth Program Fund, United Way of Central Indiana, United Way of Johnson County, and YMCA.

Youth, their families, and “Bigs” (mentors) are invited to take part in a free summer celebration which includes lunch, swimming, games, and other activities.  From 6 – 8:30 p.m., participating mentors, youth, and their families will enjoy lunch courtesy of Jug’s Catering.  A partner of BBBSCI, the YMCA is hosting this event exclusively for BBSBSCI to celebrate successful mentoring relationships for youth in central Indiana.

This annual celebration has been a pinnacle of the agency’s summer activities for over 17 years.

“We are so grateful for our ongoing partnership with the YMCA and for making this opportunity possible for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana,” Amy Essley, Chief Program Officer at BBBSCI, said. “Thanks to their generosity, we’re able to provide a memorable and special day for our Bigs, Littles, and their families to spend quality time together. We’re excited to have this celebration and are looking forward to having everyone gather for this meaningful activity.”

WHAT:                  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana SummerFest picnic
WHO:                    Over 800 youth and their immediate families, mentors, staff, and Board of BBBSCI.  This event is not open to the general public.
WHEN:                  Sunday, July 8, 2018
WHERE:                Benjamin Harrison YMCA (5736 Lee Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46216)
TIME:                     6 – 8:30 p.m.

Photo & Interview Opportunity:

“Bigs” & “Littles” (matches) available for interviews about the positive impact of their mentoring relationship.  Amy Pomeranz Essley, Chief Program Officer of BBBSCI, available to discuss the impact of 1:1 mentoring.

MEDIA CONTACT: Bridget Feeney | Marketing Coordinator | bfeeney@bbbsci.org | 317-690-4963


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