Sunday, December 6, 2015
Noon - 5 pm

Broadcasting from James Motor Company

Live on Eagle Cable Channel 14 & 614
and Eagle Radio KHAZ 99.5 FM

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Changing our community, one child at a time.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is...

the nation's oldest and largest youth mentoring organization, established in 1904 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ellis County started in 2000 to help boys and girls, most of whom are considered at-risk and living in single-parent homes, achieve their full potential through long-term personal relationships with carefully screened and caring volunteers.  Over the last 15 years, they have matched more than 1,600 at-risk children with caring volunteers who have spent time playing basketball, helping read, going to the movies, or just listening. Since last year’s telethon, BBBS has matched 112 children with a positive role model.

Change a child's story:

Compared with their peers,
children with a Big Brother or Sister are:

70% less likely to be arrested

53% less likely to skip school

40% less likely to initiate drug use

89% improve their grades

81% improve self confidence


  Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Ellis County


For more photos and activities


Children in Ellis County need your help!

On average there are
65-75 kids on a
waiting list
for a Big Brother
or Big Sister

It takes $1,000 to match a child....

Please Pledge your support...
During the telethon only
call 785-301-CARE

Before and After the telethon
 call 785-625-6672

Come join us at James Motor Company where we will broadcasting live.

A portion of the proceeds go benefit Christmas Food Baskets, Community Assistance Center, and local youth organizations.

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors ($10,000 & up)
Eagle Communications
Robert & Patricia Schmidt Foundation
Gone Logo
United Way of Ellis County
City of Hays

            Tim & Sandee Werth

Gold Sponsors ($5,000-$9,999)
Lifetime Dental Care – Dr. Jeffrey & Jana Lowe
Midwestern Pipeworks - Gary, LouAnn & Brandon Geist
Marty & Roxie Patterson
Ideal Refuse - John & Robbie VonLintel

                   Pizza Hut
                    A & A Coors
            Jeff & Marla Copper
               Sunflower Bank
               Centennial Lanes

Silver Sponsors ($2,500-$4,999)
APAC - Kansas
Bank of Hays
James Motor Company - Stan Dreiling
Bill & Nancy Jeter
Gary & Mary Ann Shorman
Basgall Tank Service Inc - Brad & April Basgall
Renee & Matt Dreiling
Thirsty's Brew & Pub

Bronze  Sponsors ($1,000-$2,499)
*Hays Chevrolet  *Steve's Electric & Roustabout *Insurance Planning *Downing-Nelson Oil Co. * Verlin & Elaine Pfanenstiel *Jay & Marsha Scott *Cornerstone Orthodontics *Nex-Tech Wireless  *The Meckenstock Group *Riverside Chiropractic *Kiwanis  *Horizon Appliance *Walmart *American Heritage Agency Inc. *Koerner Chiropractic PA * Great Plains Dermatology *Travis Adams - Farmers Insurance * Weld-Tech * Midwest Energy * Robert Kurr * Art Herzog Family *Dan's Packer Service  *Quality Oil Well Cementing *Barbara & Jeff Elliott  *John O. Farmer IV  *Perf-Tech Wireline  *Scheck Oil Operations  *Teget Foundation

Northwestern Printers - Marvin & Jennifer Rack
Print Sponsor of Big Brothers Big Sisters

*Sponsorships may include in-kind contributions.

Here is what some of our
Little Brothers & Little Sisters
had to say:

"I made the Honor Roll this year in school.  When I called and told my Big Sister, she told me that she was so proud of me and we went out to celebrate!"
Little Sister Alexis, age 15

"I don't get out of the house much unless I'm with my Big Sister.  She's like my real older sister, not just from BBBS, but for real.  she makes time for me, likes to be with me, and makes me feel special."
Little Sister Anna, age 14

"My son is doing great in school.  He is in more normal classrooms and in less special education classrooms.  He is also intered in sports.  I think it's all because of his Big Brother's encouragement and assistance."
Mother to Shane, age 16

"My Little's mom wrote me a really nice message on Father's Day about being such a positive influence in my LIttle's life.  It made me feel really good.  My Little is truly like my brother. I enjoy spending time with him.
Big Brother to Dylan, age 13

Many local entertainment groups will be performing at this year's telethon

Entertainment includes:


Full Chord Press

Hays High Chamber Singers

TMP Singers

Spirit Ringers Bell Choir

Aislinn Walters (Saxophone)

Matea Gregg (Singing)

Styles Dance Centre Trio

High Plains Barbershop Chorus

Michele Foster (Singing)

and many more!