On Saturday, March 24, 2012 the JCC in Newton hosted a special fundraising event in support of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. The event, a 3-on-3 style basketball tournament, was organized by four young men—Jason, Jake, Sam, Andrew—as a joint Bar Mitzvah project. Together, they raised over $2,000, and chose to donate the funds to JBBBS.
Andrew, a Little Brother with JBBBS, is currently in his second match with the agency, after having been matched with a Big Brother for 3 years previously. Says Andrew, he is “a basketball kid,” who was looking for a way to give back and help other kids have the same positive experience he had.
Susan, Andrew’s mother, was thrilled with the hard work her son and his friends put into the event and proud of their contribution to JBBBS. “I’ve been involved for years. I think it’s a great agency. I’ve seen what it can do for kids and I’m thankful that it exists and for the help we’ve received.”
Congratulations to Andrew, Sam, Jason, and Jake on this extraordinary achievement.