Chuck E. Cheese’s Becomes Preferred Destination for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

IRVING, Texas (Jan. 9, 2015) – In recognition of the fact that January is National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring organization, announced Chuck E. Cheese’s as the preferred destination for its program participants—not just for January, but throughout 2015. In addition, Chuck E. Cheese’s will provide a special offer for “Bigs” (mentors), “Littles” (children), and Big Brothers Big Sisters employees who come into any Chuck E. Cheese’s store in 2015.

“A partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters and Chuck E. Cheese’s is a natural fit for us and we couldn’t be more pleased with what’s to come,” said Tom Leverton, CEO of CEC Entertainment, Inc. “Supporting an organization that enriches the lives of children is important to us, and being the preferred destination allows us to help create lasting moments and memories for Bigs and Littles nationwide.”

“Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to align with Chuck E. Cheese’s,” stated Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “This is an ideal partnership that will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates across the country, and will create experiences and memories for the Bigs and Littles they serve.”

All year long, Bigs, Littles, and Big Brothers Big Sisters staff will receive a special value deal: 25 tokens, one medium one-topping pizza and two drinks for only $17.99. By contacting their local chapter, Bigs will receive a value coupon that can be used at any Chuck E. Cheese’s location.

Chuck E. Cheese’s locations will also be celebrating the partnership in the month of April through fundraising campaigns and a National Night Out on April 14th. Funds raised through these events will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and its agencies.

The ultimate destination for family fun, Chuck E. Cheese’s, “the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®,” features food and entertainment options such as delicious pizza, a salad bar and games appropriate for toddlers, kids, teens and adults.

To find your nearest Chuck E. Cheese’s location, visit chuckecheese.com.

To learn how to volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit bbbs.org.

About CEC Entertainment, Inc.
For more than 35 years, CEC Entertainment has served as the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment and the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. As the award-winning, number-one, kid-friendly restaurant for millions of families across the world, the company and its franchisees operate a system of more than 575 Chuck E. Cheese’s stores located in 47 states and 10 foreign countries or territories. Chuck E. Cheese’s goal is to create positive, lifelong memories for families through fun, food and play inside and outside of its stores. Each Chuck E. Cheese’s features musical entertainment, games, rides and play areas for kids of all ages, as well as a variety of freshly prepared dining options. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese’s helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®.

As a strong advocate for its local communities and childhood education, Chuck E. Cheese’s has donated more than $10 million to schools through its fundraising programs and is a proud sponsor of like-minded organizations such as PBS KIDS. For more information, visit www.chuckecheese.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 110 year history. With nearly 340 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than 500,000 youth, their families and volunteers. Learn more at www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.

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