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Coyotes Charities Award Big Brothers Big Sisters with Grant

by Staff Writer / Arizona Coyotes

Friday, October 29, 2010

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- The Phoenix Coyotes today announced Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has been awarded a grant of $4,800.00 by Coyotes Charities. On Monday, November 1, at 2 p.m. Coyotes forward Wojtek Wolski will be on hand at Maie Bartlett Heard Elementary School, 2301 W. Thomas Rd in Phoenix to deliver sports equipment and arts and crafts supplies to students.

“We are proud supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, and we are thrilled to see the impact they have in the community first hand. We look forward to building on this partnership in the future” said Sarah Finecey, Executive Director, Coyotes Charities.

The grant will be used to enhance the agency’s site-based mentoring program by providing new sports equipment, arts and crafts supplies, and additional school materials for youth and their mentors to utilize during their meetings.
- The grant will impact about 350 youth between the ages of 6 and 14.

- A national study found that children in the program are 53% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip class.

- Services will be provided at 12 schools in Maricopa, Pinal and Gila Counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona strives to help children realize their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with volunteers who care about them.

Coyotes Charities seeks to enhance the quality of life throughout Arizona communities by supporting non-profit organizations that promote healthcare, education, cultural arts and sports-related programs for children.
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