Big Brothers Big Sisters names Kansas City Royal Eric Hosmer as new spokesperson
Kansas City, Mo. — (February 1, 2012) Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBS-KC) as a new celebrity ambassador for the organization. Hosmer will become an official celebrity spokesperson for BBBS-KC, will participate in a signature fundraising event and will lead a large scale male recruitment campaign focused on recruiting Bigs for over 300 waiting children. Additionally, he will provide BBBS-KC Bigs and Littles game tickets and meet and greet opportunities. Hosmer will kick off his involvement at BBBS-KC’s Man-2-Man event in April.
“Growing up in Florida I had the good fortune of having an older brother who showed me the ropes,” said Hosmer. “Now that I’m older and in a position to help, I’m excited to be someone that the kids in the Kansas City area can look up to and it’s an honor for me to support such an outstanding organization.”
“Having Eric’s support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program is a huge honor,” said CEO of BBBS-KC Micheal Lawrence. “Eric’s commitment to helping at-risk children succeed through mentoring friendships is a true testament to his character. Not only is Eric a talented athlete but he is an extraordinary person who is passionate about changing children’s lives. We are excited to have him on board”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps vulnerable children beat the odds. The organization depends on donations to help recruit volunteers and reach more children. Funding is used to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety; and provide ongoingsupport for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to improve children’s odds for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative cycles. Learn how you can change how children grow up in America by going to BigBrothersBigSisterskc.org