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  • Mercedez-Benz of Austin Golf Tournament to Benefit BBBS
  • On July 9th, Mercedes-Benz of Austin will host its annual golf tournament benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas at the beautiful Hills Country Club in Lakeway.
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  • Spotlight on Emily Burdette
  • Just a few years ago, while working in the online marketing field in Nashville, Emily Burdette realized she was ready to make a change.
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  • Promising Futures: New Opportunities
  • As the school year comes to a close for most students, many high school seniors are making plans for the next chapter in their educational journeys. Whether attending trade school or college, securing scholarships and resources to achieve their goals is key for most students. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas’ Promising Futures Scholarship Program is an important resource for Littles who want to further their educations.
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  • Bowl for Kids 2018: A Win-Win for Everyone!
  • It was all hands on deck for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ pirate-themed Bowl for Kids celebration at Highland Lanes April 27th and 28th! There were eye patches and hooks aplenty as the annual event raised over $136,000 to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas match more kids with caring adult mentors, changing their lives for the better, forever.

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  • Playing The Long Game
  • For 19 years Brandon Christensen has been on a roll, participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids bowl-a-thon. And he’s not about to go on strike. He continues to be, in his words, “relentless,” in raising funds and forming teams for the event.

     

    “I really like helping an organization that I feel has a direct impact,” said Brandon. “The first year I participated, I organized a group of 5 friends and we began...

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  • BBBS & RSM: A Winning Partnership
  • Giving back is something accounting firm RSM takes seriously… Taking themselves seriously, is another matter.

    “In general, somehow, it’s in the DNA of people who are accountants to be very competitive,” laughs Scott Haigler, Office Managing Partner for RSM US LLP. “So, the best thing we can do is make a competition out of our fundraising events.”

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  • How Do We Know Mentoring Works?
  • Changing kids’ lives for the better, forever is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission. But how do we know that mentoring, and that our one-to-one mentoring model, works? How do we determine that positive changes are taking place in children’s lives and that our efforts are truly making a difference?

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