Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest Presents
“The BIG Show” at The Hanover Theatre on March 29
Entertainment extravaganza featuring Emmy Award-winning comedian Ben Bailey and performances by local college students will celebrate 15 years of the Worcester Area College Mentor Program.
WORCESTER, Mass. (March 2, 2015)—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest (BBBS of CMMW) presents “The BIG Show,” an afternoon of laughs, music and dance performances at The Hanover Theatre on Sunday, March 29. Ben Bailey, comedian and host of the television show “Cash Cab,” will perform along with acts from local area colleges including The Clark Bars, The 13th Key and David’s Angels (Clark University); Sons of Pitches, Rhythm Nation Steppaz, Fools on the Hill and Holy Cross Cheer Squad (The College of the Holy Cross); African Percussion Ensemble and The Rockets Dance Team (Worcester Polytechnic Institute); Worcester State University Dance Team; and Becker College Dance Team.
“The BIG Show” is a fundraiser to celebrate 15 years of BBBS of CMMW’s Worcester Area College Mentor Program, which pairs college students with children in a one-to-one mentoring relationship that can last four, or more, years. The program, which originated at The College of the Holy Cross and now includes six other schools, has impacted more than 6,000 lives and is believed to be the largest of its kind in the country.
“Nearly 700 college students in the Greater Worcester area give their time each week to mentor a child facing adversity,” said Jeffrey Chin, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest. “We know it benefits the kids, but the college mentors report that the experience has a profoundly positive effect on them as well.”
“The BIG Show” takes place Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester. Full price tickets are $25 and $50 depending on seating location. Discounted tickets are available for $5 with college student ID. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a pre-show reception at noon with appetizers by Struck Catering, are available for $100 or $75 (for two or more). For more information visit www.thehanovertheatre.org or call the box office at 877-571-7469.
“The BIG Show” is supported in part by The Hanover Theatre, Worcester Chamber of Commerce, Worcester Business Journal and WCCATV.
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 national organization's 110-year history. With nearly 340 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than 500,000 youth, their families and volunteers. Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest at www.bbbscm.org or www.bbbscm.wordpress.com.