National partnership focused on raising awareness for volunteers and funding
IRVING, Texas (June 30, 2015) – CEC Entertainment, Inc. today announced a $100,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters, in support of their yearlong partnership. The donation will help Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country continue to raise awareness about the need for volunteers and support the matching process for the more than 30,000 Littles still in need of a Big.
Funds for the donation were raised through a flurry of activity during the month of April in honor of National Volunteer Month, including a national fundraising night on April 14th in which 10% of register sales nationwide were donated to the organization, as well as a month long opportunity for guests to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters at the register. In addition, Chuck E. Cheese’s launched a new initiative in April where Chuck E. himself became an honorary Big for a day to a Little in Dallas. The Honorary Big program aims to encourage adults to volunteer to become a Big and the program is continuing to roll out in other cities nationwide.
All year long, Bigs, Littles and Big Brothers Big Sisters staff 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.
The ultimate destination for family fun, Chuck E. Cheese’s is the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. Chuck E. Cheese’s features food and entertainment options such as a new Thin & Crispy pizza, wraps, a salad bar and games appropriate for toddlers, kids, teens and adults.
To find the nearest Chuck E. Cheese’s location, visit chuckecheese.com.
To learn how to volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit bbbs.org in the U.S. or bigbrothersbigsisters.ca in Canada.
*Pricing may vary in Canada locations.
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 chuckecheese.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and foursquare.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
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 313 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 200,000 children, their families and 200,000 volunteer mentors. Learn more at www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.