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 Kirk Cousins to Headline Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Benefit Dinner

Washington Redskins, former Michigan State quarterback to speak at June 20 event

Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring is excited to announce plans for the 39th Annual Benefit Dinner. The June 20, 2016 event at the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in Kalamazoo will feature guest speaker Kirk Cousins, quarterback for the Washington Redskins. While in East Lansing, Cousins led the Michigan State Spartans to 27 victories, a school record.

Since 1978, the Annual Benefit Dinner has played an important role in providing funding to help the agency match vulnerable children with caring, supportive and consistent mentors and to provide ongoing support to nearly 1,250 matches annually. Each year, the money raised at the Benefit Dinner accounts for more than one-third of the agency’s annual budget.

“Our Annual Benefit Dinner helps make it possible for us to achieve our mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever,” says Amy Kuchta, chief executive officer.

“Each year, hundreds of guests and more than 90 business sponsors come together to support Big Brothers Big Sisters and to hear from one of the nation’s leading sports figures. This year, we are honored to welcome Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins back to his home state of Michigan,” Kuchta says.

The evening will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception, a three-course dinner, the opportunity to bid on silent and live auctions, raffles, and the keynote address from Kirk Cousins. Kuchta urges supporters to buy their tickets early as the dinner sells out year after year. “We expect many, many guests will be eager to hear Kirk Cousins speak about his Redskins’ career and his successful time with the Michigan State football program,” Kuchta says.

For tickets, please contact Sherry Butler at 269-382-6800 ext. 103 or click here. Ticket price is $300.


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