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Step Up Big with Eric Hosmer

Who’s ready for baseball season?! I think it’s safe to say we're all excited about the weather beginning to warm up and our Kansas City Royals being back at Kauffman. With the regular schedule kicking off Monday, April 10, we are gearing up for our 3rd annual Step Up Big with Eric Hosmer campaign.

 

Eric Hosmer has been an advocate and spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City since 2011, helping to recruit hundreds of Bigs and raising over $50,000 for BBBSKC and providing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for Bigs and Littles. In 2016, Hosmer was nominated for the Roberto Clemente award due in part to his impact with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Eric receiving the Roberto Clemente Award with CEO Micheal Lawrence
BBBS Staff with Hos
BBBS Staff Cheering on Hos for the World Series

Three seasons ago he began the Step Up Big campaign, the campaign gives fans and supporters a way to pledge to support Big Brothers Big Sisters based on Eric’s performance on the field. Supporters can pledge any dollar amount per double that he hits over the season and 100% of those proceeds will be given to support life-changing friendships for kids in Kansas City.

It’s a fun and rewarding way to support one of your favorite players, your favorite team and your favorite non-profit. Eric matches donations given to his campaign by making a personal contribution to the agency. To sweeten the pot even more, if you support the Step Up Big campaign, you are entered to win 2 tickets to the August 24 game where you will receive a meet and greet opportunity with Eric. If you pledge at least $5/double or make a $100 flat donation you will receive the exclusive Step Up Big with Eric Hosmer t-shirt that is only offered to campaign donors.

Last year, this campaign raised over $32,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters and we’re hoping this year will become even more successful.

Sunflower Bank is the presenting sponsor of the Step Up Big campaign, Sunflower Bank is your full service, family-owned bank, bringing the best out of the lives they touch. We are grateful for their on-going support!

In addition to this campaign, Eric is passionate about making sure to include the Matches in the BBBS program. Each year, the Kansas City Royals and Eric Hosmer donate tickets to Matches who would not typically get the opportunity to go to a game. He meets each of them, take photos and signs autographs. This year, we will bring out 150 BBBS participants to games and meet and greets. These tickets are the most sought-after tickets that BBBS offers.

Eric will also be announcing a unique new opportunity for one Big and Little later on in the season!

We’d love for you to be a part of our Step Up Big Campaign. To get started, simply go to www.stepupbig.org and pledge to donate an amount of your choice You’ll log in and pledge once, but every time Eric hits a double your donation will be credited to the Step Up Big campaign and will go directly to BBBS and help kids in our community.

Now, let’s play ball!

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