Meet our Bigs
Try as we might to tell the stories of our matches the best we can hope for is to provide a small window into what their relationships mean to them. Who better to tell their stories then the matches themselves? Please enjoy the video below that we shot last summer with some of our amazing Bigs and Littles in our local program.
Meet Big Brother Don
Don’s was matched with his Little Brother in August 2016. Don reached out to us because as his kids grew up he wanted to continue to be involved in the life of a young person. In their short time they have spent a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors fishing, hiking, and spending time with Don’s dog. Don has already begun passing his civic mindedness on to his little as they recently volunteered together at a breast cancer awareness benefit. Thank you, Don, for the impact you are already making!
Meet Big Brother Warren
Warren has been Matched with littles in our program since 1998. That’s dedication to children in our community for the better part of two decades! His most recent little and him have been matched for almost a year. In addition to being a BIG Warren is our longest standing member of our Board. Warren is our 2016 Big Brother of the year. Thank you, Warren, for being an example of what dedication looks like for the rest of us!
Meet Big Brother Rob
Rob became a BIG in the Spring of 2015 with his little from Queensbury. They like to hit golf balls, play catch and go on runs. Their love of ice cream is a shared interest. Your likely to see Rob and his little at our events, as Rob has encouraged his little participate as a way of giving back. Fair warning best of luck saying no to his little. He is a natural advocate for what he believes in. Rob is also a member of our Board of Directors. Thank you, Rob, for joining our agency.
Meet Big Brother Jared
Jared was matched in the Summer of 2015 with his little from Hudson Falls. Jared came to the program after reading a newspaper article about one of our BIG’s who was named NY State Big Brother of the year, Paul Wright. Jared has included his little in his own family, they share family dinners and enjoy our partnership with the Glens Falls Family YMCA that allows them to play racquetball together. Jared and his little have become staples at our events from golf to bowling and the majority of our match events. Jared you have brought so much to not only your little but our agency as a whole. Thank you for what you do!
Meet Big Sister Sherry
Sherry has been matched since February of 2014. Sherry is someone you look forward to seeing at events! She is funny, compassionate, and truly a joy to spend time with. This is surely rubbing off on her Little. Together, they’ve shopped, gone out to eat, and gotten her Little’s hair done at a salon. They also spend time at Sherry’s home, tending to her animals, playing games, doing crafts, or working on homework. Sherry has helped her Little discover a love of nature, and they like to go out by Sherry’s coy pond for stillness or just to talk. Seeing this match grow has been a joy for our entire team. She is also our 2016 Big Sister of the Year. Thank you, Sherry, for what you do and how you do it!
Meet Big Sister Holly
Holly has been with our agency since 2008 and over that time period she has had 3 littles. Her most recent little and her have been matched since April of this year. Holly came to BBBS because she wanted to be there for someone and be someone who would listen, as she understands how valuable that is. Her and her little message each other daily, they shop and do their nails. Holly likes to take her little out to eat to try new foods and have new experiences; this year she took her Little to NYC! They visited the Museum of Natural History, Times Square and Rockefeller Center. They also went to Tiffany's and ate Turkish food for dinner. Holly you are the perfect mentor for your little and your impacts on her are already evident. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to your previous littles and your current one alike!
Meet Big Brother Bert & Big Sister Terri
Bert, has been a big to two Littles. His second match began in 2013 as a couple’s match with his wife, Terri. Together, Bert and Terri have navigated a relationship with a little who was 10 when they first met to a now 14 year old young man. This year Bert and Terri got to watch their Little and his football team win the JV championship! Bert and Terri are avid supporters of Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Bert, is an active board member, and Terri are ever present at agency events. together they model for their little what great can come from giving back. Thank you both for the lessons you are teaching your little.
Meet Big Sister Kelsey
Kelsey, has been a Big since 2012. She joined our agency because she had volunteered in Michigan and wanted to give back in her home community. Kelsey and her little like to be outdoors riding bikes and going tubbing. They attend many events like West mountain fall festival, and our first annual summer hike. Kelsey you are tremendous role model for you little thank you for all that you do!
Meet Big Brother Paul
Paul, has been a Big Brother in our agency since 2009. Paul joined the agency after retirement. At that time, he was torn between working with seniors or youth. Ultimately he decided on youth and came to BBBS. Throughout this time, he and his current little have attended many sponsored events, gone to car shows, and sporting events. Paul has been present for many big moments in his littles life, including helping him get fitted for his first proper suit for his confirmation. Paul was named NY state Big Brother of the year in 2014. Paul, thank you for all that you have and continue to do!