NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Participants in Family Services of Westchester’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, will gather at the Glen Island Pier in New Rochelle to board the Klondike IX fishing boat for a day of fishing and fun on the Long Island Sound. This annual event, now in its sixth year, is made possible thanks to the father and son team of Stephen and Todd Schwartz who each year raise funds to support this special outing. The “Littles” learn how to fish, participate in a “biggest catch” tournament and enjoy lunch and refreshments out on the open water.
“We are so grateful to Stephen and Todd Schwartz for providing this incredible opportunity,” said Valerie Brown, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester. “Fishing has been an important part of their lives and they are eager to share this experience with the youth in our program.”
The boat will launch at 7:30 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m. with approximately 80-100 “Bigs” and “Littles” on board. Donations to support this event are greatly appreciated. For those interested in making a tax-deductible contribution, please visit our website at www.fsw.org/donate or call 914-305-6840.
BBBS of FSW is the Westchester affiliate of the national Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, which is the oldest and largest youth mentoring program in the United States. Operating continuously since 1958, our mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit www.fsw.org/our-programs/big-brothers-big-sisters or www.bbbs.org
FSW runs more than 50 mental health and social service programs that reach 30,000 children, teens, adults and families a year. FSW’s programs run the gamut from adoption services to elder care, from home health care to youth residences and include chapters of such national programs as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Head Start and AmeriCorps. The agency’s 450 employees and 350 volunteers operate out of seven offices throughout the county. To learn more about FSW, check out the agency’s website at www.fsw.org or contact Courtney Rabb (914) 305-6836 or [email protected].