Big Brother Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee was honored by the Tennessee Titans during the game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Emmanuel, my Little Brother, and several other Littles were on the field when Blaine Bishop presented an honorary game ball to Chris Suitter of BBBS of Middle Tennessee. Blaine is a former Titan and was a Little Brother in his youth.
The weather was not ideal – wet and cool – but Emmanuel, his grandmother, and I enjoyed watching the Titans defeat the Buccaneers 23-17. This is the second Titans football game that Emmanuel and I have attended this year thanks to the generosity of BBBS supporters.
Emmanuel is pretty savvy about the football players and the game itself so he was elated when I told him that we had tickets for the game. As a matter of fact, Emmanuel started asking me during the summer months if we could go to a Titans game this fall.
BBBS is a great organization that helps kids reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors. I’ve been a Big Brother since April of this year and it has been a great experience. Consider getting involved.
I’m training with Team Rio, which has been supporting BBBS of Middle TN for 8 years, to walk in the Music City half-marathon in April 2012. Join me in supporting this great cause for kids. Every $8 helps.