Before he was a soccer star, David Beckham was the son of a hairdresser and kitchen installer. Both of his parents were huge Manchester United fans. They frequently traveled from London to the town where the team played to watch home matches. It was through his parents’ love of Manchester United and the game of football (yes the original football), that David kicked his goals into successful fruition.
Even with his parents’ positive and caring influence Beckham still benefited from the mentoring provided by his future Manchester United youth coach, Eric Harrison.
“He taught us how to play, how to never give up, how important it was to win your individual battles and what we needed to do to play for Manchester United Football Club,” David said when speaking of his past coach.
It’s no coincidence that so many professional athletes have parents, family members, or community members that supported them and provided guidance. YOU could be that person to one of the Littles on our waiting list. Advocate for our youth whether it’s spreading the message of Big Brothers Big Sisters, donating, or becoming a Big yourself. The only way we ignite the potential of youth, is by sparking conversations about mentorship.
Whether you coach youth soccer, are part of an over thirty league, or simply a fan of the game, we want YOU to kick into action and come to “The Big Match” with Big Brothers Big Sisters on Saturday, December 14th from 7:30AM to 12PM.
Join us for the viewing party at The Legends Revel & Roll West (4500 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008) featuring Premier League Football matches: Liverpool vs. Watford and Chelsea vs. Bournemouth, plus more.
Attendees will be treated to a cereal bar and beer (or pop). Watch the games with us Saturday and try a game-changing breakfast combo!
Space is limited so RSVP today.
Mentors are needed, don’t hesitate. Help us ignite the power and promise of youth by kicking into action with Big Brothers Big Sisters.