Local volunteers helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana (BBBSKY) to pave the way for more ‘matches’ between Grayson County kids and adult mentors.
During the group’s Luxury Lock-Up fundraiser on Thursday, more than $6,500 was raised.
The funds brought in this week will be enough to support a year’s worth of mentoring opportunities for five local children through the organization, which strives to “help children realize their potential and build their futures.”
Doug Robinson, Grayson County Schools Assistant Superintendent, took part in the event, explaining that he felt good knowing that the “program will benefit kids right here in our community.”
Fellow participant Todd Cave seconded Robinson’s notion, adding that he is happy that “all of the money stays in Grayson County with our kids.”
Volunteer Heidi Baldwin said that she had participated in fundraising for Hardin County’s BBBS in the past, and was excited to have the opportunity this year to do the same for Grayson County’s youth.
Jaime Bratcher, who also raised funds for the organization, said that she hopes the event also served to draw attention and “bring awareness” about the need for funding, which will provide priceless opportunities to local kids.
Bratcher said of the work carried out by BBBSKY, “this just really touches my heart.”