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
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.
Compared with their peers,
children with a Big Brother or
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
for a Big
or Big Sister
takes $1,000 to match a child....
During the telethon
Before and After the
at James Motor Company where we will broadcasting live.
of the proceeds go benefit Christmas Food Baskets,
Community Assistance Center, and local youth organizations.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
($10,000 & up)
Robert & Patricia Schmidt Foundation
United Way of Ellis County
City of Hays
Tim & Sandee Werth
Lifetime Dental Care – Dr. Jeffrey & Jana
Midwestern Pipeworks - Gary, LouAnn & Brandon Geist
Marty & Roxie Patterson
Ideal Refuse - John & Robbie VonLintel
A & A Coors
Jeff & Marla Copper
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
*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
Printers - Marvin & Jennifer Rack
Print Sponsor of Big Brothers Big Sisters
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
High Chamber Singers
Ringers Bell Choir
Aislinn Walters (Saxophone)
Matea Gregg (Singing)
Styles Dance Centre Trio
High Plains Barbershop Chorus