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November 20, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters to hold mentor round up

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Currently, more than 400 children in Decatur County are involved with some kind of BBBS program, with more than 200 elementary school students in the school program. Katie Stoffel, of the Decatur County BBBS, said that many of the mentors in the school program are retired people and college students who make time to have lunch with their little brother or sister once a week.

Anytime Fitness and BBBS have partnered for the month of November in the hopes of bringing in more mentor volunteers, as well as donations to continue running the organization. Jody Coffman, of Anytime Fitness, said the company chooses a local organization to benefit from their annual fundraiser each year. Coffman said children are near to the hearts of the staff at Anytime Fitness and that is one of the reasons they chose BBBS to work with.

“Child obesity is on a huge uprise. We are trying to do our part to make it known that if we have healthy bigs, they can pass that information along down to their littles. Exercise can be fun too. It’s not always just about sweating,” Coffman said.

Anytime Fitness has a number of activities going through the month of November to raise money and awareness for BBBS. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 25, each new membership or personal training session will raise a $10 donation for BBBS. On Nov. 25, 100 percent of enrollment fees for new memberships or personal training sessions will be donated to BBBS. Beginning at 6 p.m. on the 25th, members at Anytime Fitness can pay $10 or more to take part in the “Train Your Trainer” event, with BBBS getting the proceeds.

In addition, Anytime Fitness will be holding a 24 hour “Walk for Kids’ Sake” walkathon, beginning at midnight on Nov. 25 and ending at midnight the next day. A designated treadmill will be set up for participants to walk on and the entire walkathon will take place inside Anytime Fitness. Jeff Emsweller, Brian Robbins and Ed Daihl will be on-hand to motivate walkers. Those wishing to donate may pledge a certain amount per mile walked or make a one-time donation.

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