May 6, 2022

Kansas City, Mo. — (April 7, 2022) Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City (BBBSKC) is proud to announce Step Up Big is returning for a fourth season with Hunter Dozier, outfielder for the Kansas City Royals.

Step Up Big, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City,  is a city-wide effort to make an impact on our community through the game of baseball. This season, Dozier will once again lead the Step Up Big effort as BBBSKC’s spokesperson to recruit volunteers and raise money for BBBSKC.

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A Royal Opportunity

Dozier wants to provide Kansas City youth with mentors like he had when he was growing up. As the return to “normal” is here, there are still a record number of kids in Kansas City waiting for a Big.

“This campaign goes way beyond baseball,” said Dozier. “It’s about empowering the potential of the next generation of KC athletes, college graduates, and entrepreneurs. Now more than ever, we need Bigs to help empower them.”

How to Step Up Big

Step Up Big launches Thursday, April 7, 2022 at This year, BBBSKC and Hunter Dozier have set a goal to raise $17,000 and recruit 50 new Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Big Couples.

Community members can join BBBSKC and Hunter Dozier for #StepUpBig by pledging to donate for every double Hunter hits this season. Donors can pledge any amount per double — $1, $5, $10, or more!

Each donor that pledges $1 or more per double will be entered to win Royals memorabilia signed by Dozier, and each donor that pledges $5 or more per double will receive this year’s exclusive Step Up Big t-shirt.

Every dollar will stay right here in Kansas City to help match Little Brothers and Sisters with positive, caring mentors.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City (BBBSKC) works to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future by matching them with a caring, adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship.  “Bigs” help “Littles” ignite, empower and defend their potential by standing with them.  Last year, 99% of the Senior Littles graduated high school, 83% reported improved self-esteem and 71% reported improved grades since being matched.  For more information about BBBSKC, visit

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