Annual Big Brother Big Sisters Event with Coach Chuck Pagano

Published 03/27 2014 01:47PM

Updated 03/27 2014 02:00PM

The Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana event is coming up and this year organizers have a special treat!

The keynote speaker is Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano and because of that, it's moved into the Grand Wayne Convention Center this year.

It is on Thursday, April 17th and among some of the new door prizes is a new car!

"The goal obviously, is to raise awareness of the need for mentors and to raise financial support.  We still have more than 500 littles on our waiting list and more than 70% are boys so we have a strong need for not only female mentors, but especially male mentors."

About 300 tickets are still available and this year they start at $150.00 dollars.

Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted an "R2D2" party for local kids in need of a mentor.

The kids were able to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character and play games and make crafts.

A local company loaded their real-life "R2D2 robot for the kids to enjoy.

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