Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County held their annual “Doorways” event at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif., on Saturday, May 30th. A few lucky volunteers spent the day riding rides and befriending a youth who is in dire need of role models.
Expanding horizons through the power of one-to-one friendships is the motto of BBBS. GSFF- Irvine volunteers John Page, Chuck Browne and Bill Sanderson along with 50 other willing to serve community and business volunteers did just that as they were matched up with a little brother or a little sister. Over 75 children have been on a long waiting list for a permanent mentor. So getting matched up just for a day was a very special time for these children.
John, Chuck and Bill were matched with 11-year-olds Richard, Hayden and Jose respectively. They spent the day at the popular amusement park, where they enjoyed a delicious lunch at Panda Express and also rode as many rides as their stomachs could handle. A great time was had by all, especially knowing the lasting impact that all of the mentors had on these children according to Bill Sanderson. Sponsored by Panda Express, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos and Oakley the theme of Big Brothers Big Sisters definitely rang true for all the children that day, Little Moments, Big Magic.