Big Brothers Big Sisters announced on Wednesday that Sporting Kansas City forward Bobby Convey will serve as a spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBS-KC). The leadership role comes after Convey became a Big Brother to eight-year-old Jaidyn this year.
"I have learned so much from being a Big Brother and I hope that my involvement with the organization will inspire others to join. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a huge impact on the youth of Kansas City and I feel truly lucky to be a part of it." Bobby Convey.
Convey will be taping a volunteer recruitment PSA aimed at finding more Bigs for over 500 waiting kids. Additionally, he will provide BBBS-KC Bigs and Littles with Sporting KC tickets and Convey will participate in meet-and-greet opportunities and other BBBS-KC events to raise money for the organization.
Convey joins Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals and Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs as official spokespeople for BBBS-KC.
"We feel very fortunate to have these three amazing athletes as advocates for Big Brothers Big Sisters," said BBBS-KC CEO Micheal Lawrence. "Their work and dedication will lead to many more kids being matched with mentors here in Kansas City."
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is one of the most admired nonprofit organizations in the country, having literally helped millions of at-risk children change the course of their lives for the better through one-to-one professional mentoring. Children with "Bigs" are proven to receive better grades, have improved family relationships, have improved self esteem and are less likely to use drugs and alcohol.
BBBS of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) is one of the most successful of the organization's 400 affiliates -- matching more than 1,600 children with adult volunteers in 2012 alone. In 2012, BBBS-KC was recognized as Agency of the Year, Board of the Year and was honored with the Gold Standard and Pinnacle awards. BBBS-KC is the fastest-growing affiliate in the country -- while not compromising on the quality of its services.