In Westchester County, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a waitlist of more than 45 boys hoping for volunteer mentors to be their Big Brothers. Some of these boys, ages 7 through 17, have been on the list as long as 15 months. To help these boys find needed mentors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester will host the “Big Game Day” on Sunday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dave & Buster’s in Pelham Manor.
The “Big Game Day” will feature appearances by New York Jets players, as well as games, food, prizes and the chance to check out Dave & Buster’s new, state-of-the-art video, racing, basketball and air hockey games. Raffle prizes include 50-yard-line Club seats, photo opportunities with individual players and autographed items from the Jets. Bring your favorite Gang Green gear and charge your camera batteries, because current Jets players Lorenzo Mauldin, Quincy Enunwa, Terrelle Pryor and Elijah McGuire will sign autographs and pose for pictures, joined by former NFL players Rob Carpenter and Bruce Harper and fan favorites Fireman Ed and Alex Giaimo. A $75 ticket entitles you to a $56 Dave & Buster’s Power Card with unlimited gameplay, including non-ticket games; lunch; and the chance to inspire the Jets to preseason greatness before they head to training camp. A $50 ticket includes everything but the Power Card. All proceeds from Big Game Day go to expand mentoring programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester.
You can buy tickets at BigsWestchester.org or purchase them at the door. Dave’s & Busters is at 881 Pelham Parkway.
Game on to mentor children who could use a break.
For more, please visit fsw.org.
— Georgette Gouveia