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Peck: Men Need To “Man Up”

Jeff Garretson - February 18, 2015 1:22 pm

Bowl For Kids' Sake is Saturday, March 7th

Teams are forming around Salina as the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser approaches.

Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Michelle Peck joined in on the KSAL Morning News on Wednesday with a look at the event – and a message to men in the community to answer a call for help.

“We need men to man up, and become a mentor,” Peck said.

Peck told listeners that out of about 100 children waiting for mentors or “Bigs” in Salina, over 75 boys are still hoping for a male role model to volunteer their time.

“We have over seventy-five boys on our waiting list,” she said.

“And that’s not going to change unless we have more men step up and volunteer.”

Peck says Big Brothers and Big Sisters volunteers make a year long commitment to spend at least one hour per week with the boy or girl they are matched with.

The Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser is a day long event held at Salina’s All Star Lanes where teams of 6 enjoy bowling, pizza, goodie bags and prizes as they raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. This year’s event is Saturday, March 7th.

Teams can register online at bbbssalina.org

Fred Hanson

February 19, 2015 at 7:59 am

Hmmm why not make an effort to get their real fathers involved? Sadly our society no longer is geared towards this program like it was many years ago. The use of man up is inappropriate and should not be the slogan used.

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