Los Angeles, California- February 26, 2014 – Little Big Shot, a competitive basketball shootout tournament, will host fund raising events to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters in five U.S. cities in early 2014. The tournament will take place in Los Angeles on April 6th at Lafayette Multipurpose Community Center (625 S. Lafayette Park Place, Los Angeles).
Jack in the Box restaurants and the Los Angeles Lakers will host the tournament’s kick-off during the Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings game on Friday, February 28th at 7:30 PM. During half-time “Bigs” and “Littles” will be participating in a three-point shot tournament demonstration. Big Brothers Big Sisters will staff a booth at the game and will have tournament registration information available. Participants can also sign up for the tournament beginning February 28th at www.littlebigshottexas.com.
The Los Angeles tournament is part of Little Big Shot’s goal to bring the fund raising tournaments to cities across the country. “Little Big Shot offers our Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies a great community event aimed at raising program funds and awareness of our mission of providing mentors for children facing adversity,” said Charles Pierson, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
“Jack in the Box has long been a national supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Little Big Shot tournament offers us an opportunity to deepen that partnership and expand the relationship on a local level,” said Ken Martinet, President & CEO of Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles “We so appreciate the support of Jack in the Box and the Los Angeles Lakers. Having our kick–off event co-hosted by them at the STAPLES Center gives our program huge visibility, and we look forward to growing the tournament into a major fund raiser for Los Angeles Big Brothers Big Sisters.”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor-supported youth mentoring organization that places caring adults in the lives of children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to begin using drugs, begin using alcohol or engage in negative behavior. Visit www.bbbs.org for more information.
About Little Big Shot
Little Big Shot is a private foundation, hosting competitive basketball shootout fund raisers. All proceeds from the events benefit children’s advocacy groups serving at-risk children. For more information visit www.littlebigshottexas.com or contact Pamela Wallize at Pwallize@littlebigshottexas.com.
About Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK), based in San Diego, is a restaurant company that operates and franchises Jack in the Box® restaurants, one of the nation’s largest hamburger chains, with more than 2,250 restaurants in 21 states. Additionally, through a wholly-owned subsidiary the company operates and franchises Qdoba Mexican Grill®, a leader in fast-casual dining, with more than 600 restaurants in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. For more information, visit www.jackinthebox.com.