Tis the Season! On Sunday, December 18th, University of Michigan student athletics, along with local Ann Arbor businesses, sent several of our Littles on a holiday shopping spree so that they could buy gifts for their families, with a wrapping party afterwards!
In the spirit of holiday giving, Amir and Alexus Rad of Thrive Training Facility, Flex Lex Treats, University of Michigan Football Quarterback JJ McCarthy and Wrestling Captain, Mason Parris, along with Coach, Sean Bormet, generously donated more than $8,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County (BBBS) to help provide kids in the program with an unforgettable holiday and the opportunity to give back to their own families.
Over 30 kids in the BBBS program received a $150 gift card to use at the store of their choosing, and were accompanied by their Big Brother or Big Sister on their shopping spree. Afterwards, everyone gathered at Thrive Training Facility in Ann Arbor for lunch and gift wrapping.
Additional funds from this generous donation have been used to support BBBS’ Adopt-a-Family program and assemble "Helping Baskets", which are laundry baskets filled with practical household items like cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes, and other personal items.
BBBS is so grateful to everyone who helped make this magical day happen for our Littles!