MIAMI – January 25, 2020 –Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, the premier nonprofit mentoring organization in South Florida, will host its Big appreciation event, “A BIG Night Out” from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Carnival Center for Excellence (550 NW 42nd Ave. Miami, FL 33126). The annual event that honors the adult mentors (called ‘Bigs’) who are paired with a child (called a ‘Little Brother or Little Sister’) will feature a special appearance from Terrill Hanks, a current Miami Dolphins linebacker, and Darrin Smith, a former NFL linebacker and University of Miami football player, who are both former Littles themselves.
Throughout the night, attendees will enjoy passed food and drinks, as well as an award ceremony that recognizes Bigs who are making a lasting impact on the organization. One Big/Little match will receive recognition from the National Football League and NFL Legend, Darrin Smith – the two will be surprised with a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2. (The ticket give-away information is under embargo until the actual event.)
“Without our Bigs, we are not able to do what we do here every single day at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, which is inspiring the youth in our community to reach their full potential,” said Gale Nelson, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami President and CEO. “We’re excited to have former Littles in attendance who can attest to the positive influence that their mentors had on their lives, encouraging them to stay committed to a sport they loved and ultimately making it to the NFL.”
At this moment, there is an urgent need for adult mentors in local communities, especially men.