GCU News Bureau
Thanks to a community partnership with GCE’s Strategic Educational Alliances division, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona recently had an opportunity to host its annual Big For A Day event in Thunder Alley. Joined by employee volunteers of Desert Financial Credit union, BBBSAZ provided an entertaining experience for almost 30 children on the organization’s waitlist. The crowd enjoyed some friendly competition over bowling and billiards, and BBBSAZ sent each child home with a backpack full of school supplies, snacks and GCU swag. When interviewed, one mom of a very happy Little said, “Today’s Big for a Day event was incredible! Keegan and I had so much fun — we even met a new friend that lives in a nearby neighborhood. Keegan is extremely shy and was hesitant to come out today but thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with his Big… we’re speechless.” Here’s a slideshow of the event. To learn more about mentoring opportunities, visit the BBBSAZ website here.