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Colts Linebacker Lawrence Sidbury Invites Big Brothers Big Sisters Out for a Night of Bowling

The success of any Big Brothers Big Sisters agency or program around the country comes first and foremost as a result of the amazing things that Big Brothers Big Sisters’ supporters do to help put Big Brothers Big Sisters up front as the gold standard for mentoring organizations.

Occasionally, that support comes from some pretty interesting places. Lawrence Sidbury, linebacker for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, always knew that he wanted to do something to connect with his community. Having only been with the team since March of this year, Sidbury decided not start his own foundation, but opted instead to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.

This past Tuesday, Sidbury, along with a few of his Colts teammates, invited members from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana for a fun-filled night of bowling and food. They also hosted an auction, which included signed footballs and gloves from several different Colts players.

“Lawrence has been supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters wherever he goes, and we’re thrilled that he’s now an Indianapolis Colt and wants to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana,” said Darcey Palmer-Shultz, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. “It’s not often that a professional athlete calls you and says he wants to help. Lawrence’s event was a great way to raise awareness and funds for our work, and we appreciate his generosity and leadership in helping us serve many more boys and girls in our community.”

With nearly 500 children in their service area waiting to be matched with mentors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana relies on the incredible support from the community. At the event on Tuesday, nearly $6,000 in funds were raised that will go directly to supporting mentoring programs throughout Central Indiana. It costs approximately $1,200 a year for professional, one-to-one match support.

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