Step Up Big, previously led by ex-Royal Eric Hosmer, is a city-wide effort to make an impact on our community through the game of baseball. This season, Dozier will lead the Step Up Big effort by recruiting volunteers and raising money for BBBSKC.
A Royal opportunity
During the 2018-19 offseason, Dozier began searching for a way to give back to the Kansas City community. He was especially interested in finding an opportunity where he could help provide youth with mentors like he had when he was growing up.
He found that opportunity with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“The children of Kansas City are our future, but right now, over 300 kids in our community don’t have a positive mentor to help ignite their potential,” said Dozier. “This season, I’m teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to defend the potential of kids in our community.”
Throughout the 2019 season, Dozier will invite dozens of BBBSKC Bigs and Littles to Kauffman Stadium to watch batting practice, enjoy a game, and even meet him in person.
“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.”
How to Step Up Big
Step Up Big launched on March 27, 2019 at StepUpBig.org. This year, BBBSKC and Hunter Dozier have set a goal to raise $17,000 and recruit 17 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! Every dollar will stay right here in Kansas City to help match Little Brothers and Sisters with positive, caring mentors.