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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City – Match Appreciation Banquet

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City’s annual Match Appreciation Banquet was held on April 8th at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 1,000 Bigs and Littles gathered for the event that celebrated life-changing friendship. Matches enjoyed pre-show entertainment and were recognized by their match length. The Little Spotlight and Big of the Year awards were presented.

Big Sister Tiffany Bruce and Little Sister M’racle

 

Meryl Dillman presented Big Brother Tyler Way with the Big Brother of the Year award as Little Brother Will watched the exciting ceremony.

 

Little Brother Anaias watched as Big Sister Marcia Metzler and Big Brother Robert Metzler accepted the Big Couple of the Year award. 

 

Little Sister Mia watched Big Sister Trisha Brauer accept the Big Sister of the Year award.

 

Little Brother Mohammed with Big Brother Jeremy Schafer, board president

Also featured in the May 12, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Rob Smith Photography and Adam Kaleikau

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