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Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee to stream 24-hour funding marathon.

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KNOXVILLE, TN (June 23, 2020) Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee will host Game for Kids’ Sake, 24 hours of digital gaming on Sunday, June 28, from 12am to 11:59pm.

Only the second digital event in the agency’s history, after the successful Mentor 2.0 Signing Day, the marathon is a rescheduled pivot of BBBS-ETN’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake and will showcase members of the staff as they play their favorite video, board, and tabletop role-playing games.

This fundraising effort and celebration became necessary after COVID-19 forced cancelations of all traditional Bowl For Kids’ Sake events.

Highlights during Game for Kids’ Sake include new favorites such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, indie hits from the Racial Equality Bundle, and popular board games such as Apples to Apples.

Game For Kids’ Sake will be available via YouTube Live and Facebook Live. It will also stream at TennesseeBig.org/Games.

Visuals:

• BBBS-ETN staff hosting an online telethon with the backdrops of their favorite games.

• Addresses from supporters in the mentoring community.

• BBBS-ETN staff will be available for interview before and after the program.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee defends potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Youth enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including improved educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater self-confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 50-year history in the Knoxville area.

During the COVID-19 crisis – and every day – BBBS-ETN is committed to keeping kids connected through a supportive mentor and dedicated case workers. The agency goes one step further, connecting both families and caregivers with critical services, serving those affected by loss of income, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, isolation, and anxiety due to COVID-19. Learn more about ways you can join our cause at tennesseebig.org/get-involved.

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