Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County Receives Check from WJRZ, Greater Media Radio

Posted on August 13, 2014 By

It was as good as a hole-in-one! WJRZ, Greater Media Radio, presented Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County (BBBS) with a check for $5,709, proceeds from the Hittin’ The Links Golf Tournament, held June 26, 2014, at the Sea Oaks Golf Club, Little Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Sue Sedivec, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County, said, “Thank you to WJRZ and everyone who participated in the golf tournament. This check will help us to continue offering help to Ocean County children, ages 5 to 17, who are in this life-changing preventive program.”

For further information, contact Sue Sedivec, 732-505-3400.

About BBBS (Taken from the WJRZ website): BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF OCEAN COUNTY (BBBSOC) is a life-changing preventive program. BBBS currently provide community, school and site based programs to over 600 children, aged 5 thru 17, in Ocean County. The mission of BBBS to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

BBBS partner with parent/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; and educational success. For those children, “Littles” who participate in the program, the success rate is significant.

BBBS is proud to say that all of the children who have been served since its inception in 1997 have graduated high school and gone on to college or vocational training. More than 115 children are on a waiting list so Big Brothers, Big Sisters volunteers are needed. Funding for our services comes from grants, fund raising events and donations from the community, with 100 percent donations staying in Ocean County.