As part of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County will kick-off an effort on Monday, January 10th to find 50 Guys in 5 Days to sign up as new Big Brother mentors through a promotion with WGR-550 AM and Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill.  WGR-550 morning show personality and Big Brother Jeremy White, in a number of live and taped radio ads from January 10th – January 14th, will encourage male listeners to “join the team” by visiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters website and signing up.

Additionally, during the 5-day effort, WGR-550 will break from their usual sports format on Wednesday, January 12th from 7 PM – 9 PM for a special live show hosted by Jeremy White at Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill on Millersport in Amherst.  Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a Big Brother can stop by the Millersport Santora’s location to learn more from Big Brother Jeremy White during the show and enjoy extended Happy Hour specials.  Learn More

WGR-550 radio listeners that evening can expect a special call to the show from Buffalo Sabres Captain Craig Rivet and former Buffalo Bill Jim Kelly. Both will discuss their support of the Big Brothers effort to recruit more male mentors and share personal views on the importance of mentors in the lives of children.  There will also be testimonials from area Big Brothers and Little Brothers. Listeners will be encouraged to call-in with questions.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County will also have staff on hand to answer calls at the agency’s main office for listeners interested in signing up that night.

The 50 Guys in 5 Days promotion was devised out of a large need for more male mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County.  Currently, only 2 of every 10 inquiries to become a mentor are male.  As such, the waiting list of Little Brothers is twice as long as that of Little Sisters.

EAT PIZZA. GIVE BACK! In addition to Santora’s support during the 50 Guys in 5 Days promotion, throughout the month Santora’s will donate a portion of the sale of every large pizza to Big Brothers Big Sisters! Learn More

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