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Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.

‘Ice Ball’ raises $500,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Posted at September 2, 2014 by Comments Off on ‘Ice Ball’ raises $500,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

BBBS Ice Ball Pics – Photos by Christina Harding

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (BBBS) held its largest annual fundraiser,  the Ice Ball, on Saturday, August 23 at the Hyatt Regency Austin and raised $500,000 to support its mentoring programs for local youth. More than 700 guests attended the sold-out event and one hundred percent of funds raised are used locally to create and nurture life-changing friendships between at-risk youth and caring adult mentors.

“Everyone who supported the Ice Ball is investing in a child’s future and we are so grateful for that.  Every dollar raised is used to support new and existing mentoring relationships that help our kids flourish and become successful adults”, said Brent Fields, CEO, BBBS of Central Texas.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters:

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 1,000 children in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties every day. For more than 40 years, we’ve matched children, ages 6–16, with caring adult mentors who offer encouragement and support to each child. BBBS depends on donations to help recruit volunteers, conduct screening on volunteers to ensure child safety and to provide on-going support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Last year, more than 99 percent of the children served by BBBS remained in school, and avoided early parenting.  In 2014, BBBS also awarded $308,000 in higher education scholarships to 154 Little Brothers and Sisters via the Promising Futures Scholarship Program. 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Padgett Stratemann, US Micro Products, Burt Watts, Bury, Deep Eddy Vodka, Maxwell Locke & Ritter, Michael Angelo’s, Pape-Dawson Engineers, Tengo Internet, Wells Fargo, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Yellow Cab.

BBBS Ice Ball Pics – Photos by Christina Harding

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