By Brandon Enroth
Gibraltar Schools and Southern Door Schools are teaming up to promote a great cause on Friday night. Gibraltar has dubbed the name “Big Brothers Big Sisters Family Night” in honor of the program. The event includes a varsity boys basketball game between both Gibraltar and Southern Door and other fun events throughout the evening.
Both schools participate within the nationwide program that as the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. Gibraltar Dean of Students Tim Mulrain discussed the reasoning behind the idea of this event that is becoming something more than just a basketball game.
Mulrain says that beginning at 6:00 pm there will be a special event in the middle school gym at Gibraltar Schools that will host several fun games for kids under 12. The games are supervised by volunteers and members of the program. All of the attendees who come to the game tonight wearing purple will receive free admission. A special 50/50 raffle will be held at halftime for which all proceeds will go towards BBBS of Door County.
During warm ups of the basketball game both the Eagles and the Vikings are going to be sporting Big Brothers Big Sisters T-Shirts that represent their support for a program that is so well regarded and embedded in both of these two communities and school systems.