CRANSTON, RI – Each year, at their
annual gala, The Big Night Out, Big
Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) honors community leaders who
have demonstrated a commitment to sustain the measurable impacts mentoring has
on Rhode Island’s youth. The agency’s annual gala will honor the 2018 ‘Bigs’ of
the Year who were nominated by the agency for helping their Little Brothers and
Sisters overcome obstacles, achieve positive educational outcomes and
positively impact the child’s social and emotional well-being.
must also be highly engaged with the agency’s mission of providing mentors to
the youth of Rhode Island who will motivate and empower them to make positive
decisions, improve academic results, avoid risky behaviors, and grow in a way
that will positively impact our community.
Derby themed event, being held on May 5th at the Omni Hotel in Providence, will
be a night to remember as guests will enjoy amazing food stations and an
exclusive live auction featuring exotic vacations, exclusive art, and New
England Patriots memorabilia signed by Tom Brady himself. Live music from local favorite, Brass
Attack, will entertain guests as they dance the night away. The evening
will be emceed by Lindsay Iadeluca, NBC 10 News Reporter and will include a
special video presentation honoring the 2018
Mentors of the
Mentors of the Year Include:
Big Brother of the Year: Nicholas Rodrigues of
Lincoln employed by Citizens Bank
Big Sister of the Year: Jennifer Merrill of
Providence, Employed by Brown University
Big Couple of the Year: Cindy & Anthony
Capobianco both of West Greenwich
The 2018 Legacy Award will be awarded to MetLife Auto & Home
for being a long time, significant donor in support of the agency’s mission.
gratefully acknowledges the support of our Diamond Level Sponsor,
MetLife Auto & Home, and Gold Level Sponsors, Alex and Ani and
MCR Development, in making this event a success.
and more information about the event are available on the agency’s website: www.BBBSOS.org and can be purchased through April 27th. Discounts for parties of 10 or more are
from The Big Night Out: Kentucky Derby
will be used to support mentoring relationships for over 500 children
throughout Rhode Island. Big Brothers
Big Sisters of the Ocean State is Rhode Island’s leading mentoring organization
and has been serving boys and girls in Rhode Island for over 50 years. Anyone
interested in mentoring a child or donating to support the program can visit www.BBBSOS.org or call (401) 921-2434.