Sunday, December 8, 2013
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 11 years, they have matched more than 1,100 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 88 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



Children in Ellis County need your help!

kids in Ellis
County are on a
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
United Way of Ellis County

Gold Sponsors ($5,000-$9,999)
Gone Logo
Lifetime Dental Care – Dr. Jeffrey & Jana Lowe
           Marty & Roxie Patterson

                   Pizza Hut
                    A & A Coors
                      Jeff & Marla Copper
                   LINK, Inc.
                     Centennial Lanes

Silver Sponsors ($2,500-$4,999)
Tim & Sandee Werth
Bank of Hays
Bill & Nancy Jeter
James Motor Company - Stan Dreiling
Mid-Western Pipeworks - Gary, LouAnn & Brandon Geist

Bronze  Sponsors ($1,000-$2,499)
Insurance Planning      Gary & Mary Ann Shorman     
Downing-Nelson Oil Co.   Verlin & Elaine Pfannenstiel     The Meckenstock Group    Sunflower Bank
Hays Chevrolet      Kiwanis      
Northwestern Printers      Koerner Chiropractic PA
American Heritage Agency, Inc    Wal-Mart
Great Plains Dermatology    Jeremy & Tonya Schmeidler
Doerfler Harley Davidson

*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

"Magic" by Bryan Snyder-Brown

Max Walker

TMP Singers

Big Brothers Big Sisters "Littles Choir"

and many more!