“You just have no idea how much events like these impact these kids’ lives,” said Kimberly Breeden, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle.
(PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Do you remember your first baseball game?
Well, Infiniti sure does. It was last Thursday at the Durham Bulls Baseball Park. What made her first game so memorable is that three separate groups of people pulled together to make it happen for her.
You see, Infiniti is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, a program that carefully matches young children facing different kinds of adversity (“littles”) with adult volunteer mentors (“bigs”).
When Infiniti’s “big,” Cameron, heard that the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin had donated their box to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, she quickly volunteered to take Infiniti to the game, along with several other “big” and “little” pairs.
“It was such an exciting and fun opportunity for us to be able to watch the Durham Bulls play, while relaxing in the suite and getting to know other bigs and littles,” Cameron said.
But events like the Bulls’ game are more than just a fun day at the park, according to CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Kimberly Breeden.
“You just have no idea how much events like these impact these kids’ lives,” said Breeden. “We go to things like baseball games all the time and think nothing of it, but it means so much more to many of these kids. Events like sporting events or plays often get them to think bigger, to dream, to set bigger goals for their lives, and aspire to be something that they never thought they could be.”
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin was equally pleased with the partnership.
“We really enjoy being able to offer some of the suite tickets we get to charities around the area, like the United Service Organization of NC or the Durham Senior Center. It was really exciting to give the tickets to these wonderful volunteers so that they could take their ‘little brother’ or ‘little sister’ to the game. I know it was an enjoyable time for them,” said attorney Tara Williams, Farrin shareholder and Social Services Committee Chair.
According to Sherita Young, a Match Support Specialist for the program, the game was a success all around.
“The kids were so excited in the days leading up to the game and it didn’t disappoint. The suite was fantastic and the kids really had such a great time. It’s exactly the type of experience many parents are hoping their kid will get to be a part of when they sign them up for our program,” Young said.
For information on volunteering with, donating or financially supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, please visit http://www.bbbstriangle.org.
ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE TRIANGLE
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been providing direction for young children facing adversity through professionally supported one-on-one volunteer-based mentorship. They are the largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network in the United States. At the Triangle location, children, ages 6 through 14, in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties, are carefully matched with adult volunteers whose goal is to develop positive relationships that have direct and lasting effect of their “little brother” or “little sister.”
ABOUT THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES SCOTT FARRIN:
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 33 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Eminent Domain, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Three of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.
280 S. Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701