Kansas City, Mo. -- (Friday, March 22, 2013) – Kansas City Royal and BBBS-KC Spokesman Eric Hosmer will be hosting Step Up to the Plate with Eric Hosmer in an effort to gain awareness for the need of more "Bigs" in the BBBS program. The event will be held on Thursday, May 2 at The Negro League Baseball Museum from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Guests will hear from Hosmer on his season and the Royals and he will talk about his involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters and his desire to help 35 kids receive a Big through his recruitment efforts. Guests will enjoy free food and drinks and will hear about a new initiative called Project Fly with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Method and The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
"There are over 500 kids who are waiting for a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple," said BBBS-KC CEO Micheal Lawrence. "This event will help us raise awareness for the need and ultimately help us match more kids. We are grateful that Eric has joined our recruitment efforts. We are looking forward to a successful event."
To RSVP to this event, visit www.bbbskc.org/step up.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is one of the most admired nonprofit organizations in the country, having literally helped millions of at-risk children change the course of their lives for the better through one-to-one professional mentoring. Children with “Bigs” are proven to receive better grades, have improved family relationships, have improved self esteem and are less likely to use drugs and alcohol.
BBBS of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) is one of the most successful of the organization’s 400 affiliates—matching more than 1,600 children with adult volunteers in 2012 alone. In 2012, BBBS-KC was recognized as Agency of the Year, Board of the Year and was honored with the Gold Standard and Pinnacle awards. BBBS-KC is the fastest-growing affiliate in the country—while not compromising on the quality of its services.