LARGO – The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County will launch its new Match 100 campaign with a community rollout party on Jan. 30, 6 to 7 p.m., at Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road. Match 100 is a “friends asking friends” campaign to raise awareness and encourage involvement in the community with the goals of recruiting 100 volunteers, removing 100 children from the waiting list and raising $100,000.
The event is open to the public and will include food, prizes, games and special guest appearances.
Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping children and families in Pinellas, Hernando and Citrus counties for more than 45 years. The agency serves a minimum of 1,500 children each year and with the cost of making and supporting one new match at approximately $1,200.
PINELLAS PARK – The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County will host the Stars Behind Bars fundraising event on Feb. 21, 6 to 9 p.m., at Pete and Shorty’s, 7402 49th St. in Pinellas Park.
Local well-loved celebrities will be serving drinks to program supporters, Pinellas Park residents and Pete and Shorty’s regulars. The event will include a silent auction, drink specials and the chance to mingle amongst your favorite stars, including three-time Olympic gold medalist, Brooke Bennett and two-time MLB World Series champ David Wells.