An ACU graduate student has organized an event called Big 4 A Day with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the ACU baseball team.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer organization that pairs Littles, ages 6-18, with adult volunteers.
Spencer Covey, organization and human resource development graduate student from Coppell, plans to pair ACU students with a Little for the afternoon of March 30 during the 1:00 p.m. baseball game against Eastern New Mexico University at Crutcher Scott Field.
“I’ve been a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters before and I just thought it would be cool to get some Littles in the program out to a game and to get some students to pair with the kids for the day,” Covey said. “Most of these kids come from some rough situations so I thought it would be cool to get them out of the house for a day, have them meet some college athletes and let them have some fun.”
The event will count on student volunteers who will be paired up with Littles for the afternoon. Students who are interested in volunteering for the event can contact Covey. Stephanie Heron, senior psychology major from Upland, Calif., has volunteered her Saturday afternoon to help out with the event.
“I’m really looking forward to being a Big for an afternoon. I think it’ll be great to spend some time with a local girl who is in need of a day of fun,” Heron said.
The ACU baseball team is off to a good start this season at 18-11 overall and 6-2 in conference play. Head coach Britt Bonneau said while winning is important, community outreach is a big part of what the ACU baseball program is all about.
“Our athletic program for a long time has always joined hands with Big Brothers Big Sisters in activities like this that give kids a chance to be a part of what we’re about,” Bonneau said. “Any time we can open up our facilities to Big Brothers Big Sisters, I think it’s a great thing for our community and for the kids involved.”