Countdown to Kickoff 2016 was a HUGE success thanks to your generosity! We're working hard to make 2017 the best year yet for our Bigs and Littles.
Please visit our main site at www.bigsofcentralmo.org to volunteer or donate.
to Kickoff: An Evening with Coach Barry Odom, presented by Columbia Insurance Group, is held in partnership
with the University of Missouri Football Program. The evening includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages, live and silent auctions, and remarks from
Coach Odom on the Tigers' upcoming season. General admission for the event begins at 5:30pm.
Big Supporter tickets are also available. These tickets include reserved seating throughout the event and an invitation from Interim Chancellor Henry C. "Hank" Foley to attend the Chancellor's Reception prior to the main event. The reception will begin at 4:30pm in the Chancellor's Suite at Memorial Stadium.
Please visit the Tickets & Sponsorships Tab to purchase tickets to Countdown to Kickoff.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kristan Gannaway at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-874-3677 x 219.
The 2016 Countdown to Kickoff fundraiser, presented by Columbia Insurance Group, benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri.
By supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri, you are helping children facing adverse experiences gain the skills and support system necessary to become healthy, productive members of our community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri serves children of single parent families, children with an incarcerated parent, children of active and fallen military, children in longer term foster care, and those who are referred to us by school or other agency personnel. Over 500 youth are served yearly in our community, school, and site based mentoring programs.
We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:
Locally and nationally, we know that the Big Brothers Big Sisters method of mentoring works in the short and long term:
Short Term- Looking at the impact Big Brothers Big Sisters has in our local community:
Long Term - Harris Interactive surveyed adults who had a Big Brother or Big Sisters as a youth and compared them to adults from similar demographics that didn't have a mentor and found that Little Alumni were:
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States.
We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a
century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and
lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters
serves children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. Our mission is to
provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring,
professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives
for the better, forever,