Great Wolf Lodge Community Days Fundraiser Makes a Big Splash for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Grapevine resort has raised $280,000 over last four years, allowing 188 young people in North Texas to receive much needed mentors.

Online PR News – 22-January-2014 – Irving, Texas – Big Brothers Big Sisters announced that $94,160 was received through Great Wolf Lodge’s Community Days Fundraiser in Grapevine, Texas. Local families and special interest groups such as Mom’s Day Out were able to purchase individual tickets at $20 each to enjoy the resort’s 80,000 square foot indoor water park from Labor Day Weekend through the second week in December.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has received $280,000 over the last four years through the partnership with Great Wolf Lodge. In total, 4,708 day passes were sold during the 2013 fundraiser allowing 188 young people to receive much needed mentors. Great Wolf Lodge’s Community Days Fundraiser provides families and individuals an opportunity to do something they enjoy, while helping Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor more young people facing adversity in the 106 counties it serves throughout Texas.

Admission to the indoor water park is exclusive to resort guests, however, Great Wolf Lodge provides Big Brothers Big Sisters with a limited number of water park day passes to sell for this unique fundraiser.

Ken Broom, general manager, Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine, shared, ““Great Wolf Lodge is thrilled to have been a strategic partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2013. Every day we help families create new memories and traditions. We are proud to be able to assist Big Brothers Big Sisters create matches that will also provide great memories to children who need it most.”

The entire purchase price of each day pass went directly to support these one-to-one mentoring relationships.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
Headquartered in Irving, TX, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star is the largest local agency of the nation’s leading donor supported volunteer mentoring network Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. By providing safe mentors who model responsible behavior and on-going support, Big Brothers Big Sisters empowers youth to live productive lives. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, children (“Littles”) are paired with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”). Each of these matches are monitored and supported throughout their course. Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey Report reinforces the mentoring program’s evidence base of positive academic, social competence and behavioral outcomes for youth.