The Big Buddy Program will host Bowling with Big Buddy, Saturday, April 5, 2014, 4-6 p.m. at Circle Bowl, corner of Airline and Florida in Baton Rouge. Bowling for Big Buddy is the official kickoff of the Big Buddy Legacy Campaign, which seeks to celebrate the legacy the program has had on the youth of Baton Rouge over the past 35 years.
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Bowling for Big Buddy is open to the public. Those interested can register online at www.bigbuddyprogram.org Registration for individuals planning to bowl is $20, while those who plan to watch the competition and cheer on their favorite teams, may purchase an admission ticket on the website or at the door for $5.
All proceeds from Bowling with Big Buddy will go toward the purchase of and one year’s operational expenses for a new Big Buddy bus, which will allow Big Buddy to transport youth to and from tutoring programs and after school activities.
According to Big Buddy Executive Director, Gaylynne Mack, "We are excited to reconnect with our Legacy Buddies, hear what is happening in their lives and discover the people they have become.”
Bowling with Big Buddy is being hosted by Capital City Communications, a student-run communications agency out of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University (LSU). A group of seven public relations seniors have been working with the Big Buddy program as a service-learning component to their public relations campaigns course at LSU. "We have enjoyed working with the Big Buddy program this semester and are very excited to host the event this weekend,” said Julie Rapp, Event Director for Capital City Communications. "We are expecting a great crowd of Big Buddy supporters and are thrilled our agency was able to help plan such a phenomenal event.”
The Big Buddy Program is a local non-profit (501(c)(3))youth services agency providing positive role models and quality learning experiences to over 700 underserved youth weekly. For over 30 years the Big Buddy Program has provided children and youth with positive adult role models through the Big Buddy/Little Buddy mentoring programs, character education and leadership sessions, after school programs, holiday camps, summer enrichment programs, teen programs, and workforce development programs