Maynard O’Connor was pleased to be a sponsor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ulster County Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser held on May 6, 2011. This great event helps to raise funds to enable Big Brothers to continue to enrich the lives of many children in Ulster, Greene and Columbia counties who would otherwise go underserved. This organization provides matches, training, support and background checks to help to create positive mentoring relationships that last for many years. Tangible results of Big Brothers Big Sisters efforts include: 58 % of children in this program did better academically; 60% found a better way of resolving a conflict other than with violence; 81 % avoided the use or initiation of the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs; 93 % avoided engaging in acts of juvenile delinquency and gang activity; and, 72 % reported getting along better with their parent or guardian and siblings.
In addition to Maynard O’Connor being a repeat sponsor of this annual event, members of Maynard O’Connor also participated as bowlers and helped to raise individual donations as well.
More information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ulster County, as well as information regarding opportunities to get involved and help support their important mission is available at: http://www.bigbrothersbigsistersulster.org/