Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota recently held their annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraising event, and now they are hosting another fun event! This time the focus is on getting more men involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters as "Bigs."

According to www.bbbsofsouthernmn.org, "Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ('Bigs') and children ('Littles'), ages 4 through 14, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people." The organization pairs children with same gender adults and right now, they are hoping to get more men involved. According to Big Brothers Big Sisters, about 70 percent of the kids on the waiting list to be matched with a "Big" are boys, with an average wait time of 435 days before being connected with a "Big Brother," and fewer than 25 percent of volunteers to the program are men.

In order to get more information about the program out and engage potential volunteers, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota will be hosting a Tap Takeover at F-Town Brewing Company in Faribault on Wednesday, April 27, from 5:30-7PM. In addition to learning about the many benefits of being involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, there will also be appetizers, live music by the Mark Allen Project, and a brewery tour. All are welcome to attend this event and learn about the need for more "Bigs" in our community. For more information about the Man Up Minnesota Tap Takeover event, or Big Brothers Big Sisters, email megan@bbbsofsouthernmn.org.