|Ryan Potter Celebrates Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge|
Ryan Potter Celebrates Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge
Star of Nickelodeon's Supah Ninjas and Little Brother Ryan Potter greets friends from Great Wolf Lodge during the Howl-o-Ween celebration in Mason, OH.
Picture this: you’re wandering down a hallway and you encounter an enchanted suit of armor, followed by a painting that talks, and you end your journey confrontered by a dragon. No, you’re not on the set of a certain magical movie – you’re at Great Wolf Lodge!
Recently, the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, OH celebrated the launch of Howl-O-Ween, the Lodge’s annual Halloween festivities, with a little help from Nickelodeon star and Little Brother Ryan Potter. Ryan, who plays Mike Fukanaga on Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas, has been in a professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationship through the organization with his Big Brother James for nearly 10 years. “Big Brothers Big Sisters means so much to me,” said Ryan. “It’s been more than what I could have asked for – so it’s great to be able to give back to the organization.”
Ryan’s mother Jordanna began to get emotional when she spoke about how much she appreciates what the Big Brothers Big Sisters program has done for their family. As a single mother, she worried that Ryan would not have a male role model during a crucial time in his childhood. “His Big means the world to me,” she said. “Mentors can reach your child when you can’t.”
Ryan recently partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a spokesperson, and represented the organization at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, OH in order to raise money for the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency. The evening started with dinner, where guests of the resort, fans of Supah Ninjas and local matches got to meet Ryan and several of Great Wolf Lodge’s characters. To raise additional money, raffle tickets were sold for a variety of prizes – which included several signed pictures of the Supah Ninjas cast and even a free night’s stay at Great Wolf Lodge.
“Great Wolf Lodge is so good to us,” said Tammy Stebelton, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Warren and Clinton Counties, who was in attendance with three local mentoring matches. Truer words were never spoken: the dinner and raffle raised about $1000 for the local agency, which the Great Wolf Lodge corporate office matched. As if that weren’t enough, the resort that hosted the event donated an additional $1000, bringing the total amount donated to the local agency to $3000!
“The money raised through the event at Great Wolf Lodge will help Big Brothers Big Sisters continue to make matches for kids, just like they did for me and James,” said Ryan. “It’s a trifecta of awesomeness: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Great Wolf Lodge and Supah Ninjas!”
Do you want to get involved with the “trifecta of awesomeness”? Volunteer, donate or find the method of involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters that is right for you; check out all of the ways Great Wolf Lodge supports Big Brothers Big Sisters and stay tuned for more information on the upcoming Gingerbread House promotion; and don’t forget to watch the new season of Supah Ninjas in 2013!