Changing the trajectory of a life can be shockingly simple. Through a one-on-one relationship, a child can discover unlimited possibilities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with parents and guardians, volunteers, and donors to provide children with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that changes lives for the better, forever. The organization’s vision is that all children can achieve success in life.
As a new school year kicks off, Big Brothers Big Sisters is asking the community for volunteer mentors to ignite the potential in local children. The interactions with dependable and stable role models impact children at home and school.
Did you know that those kids served through BBBS programs are 40 percent less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 27 percent less likely to begin using alcohol, 52 percent less likely to skip school and 37 percent less likely to skip a class?
Behind every successful match is a donor like you who provides the financial resources needed to recruit, screen and train effective volunteers. The community’s contributions allow Big Brothers Big Sisters the means to support the mentor and the child once a match is made.
Please consider a gift to BBBS and create a bigger future for a child in Wichita County. Mail your donation to 1501 Midwestern Pkwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76308 or call 767-2447.
Can you cornhole?
Who doesn’t love a good game of cornhole? You can register for a cornhole tournament and help out a local nonprofit organization at the same time. You don’t have to be particularly athletic; you just have to want to have fun.
Leadership Wichita Falls 2019 presents the Bags for Brags Cornhole Tournament from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Warehouse, 1401 Lamar. Two brackets are available – social and competitive – with entry fees starting at $40 and $65 respectively. Winners take home cash prizes of $250 for the social bracket and $500 for the competitive bracket.
Online registration is open now. Participants must be 18 years and older. Each team consists of two players. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you purchased your tickets for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season? The symphony announces a fantastic line-up of engaging symphonic stories for the upcoming season.
Join the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra on a musical journey that delves deep inside the essence and meaning behind the notes of some of music’s greatest symphonic works.
Current season ticket holders are encouraged to call the symphony office to renew or release their session tickets. A new season subscriber will receive a $50 discount of a full-season package. For more information, call 723-6202.