4/25/13 - The New York Times -
Evening Hours - Bill Cunningham
"The awards dinner of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City drew some 1,000 guests to the Waldorf-Astoria."
4/25/13 - Black Tie International Magazine - 34th Annual Sidewalks of New York Dinner
"In the most successful Sidewalks of New York Dinner yet, more than 1000 attendees came
together to watch three BBBS of NYC matches (a match is a 'Little' Brother or Sister and his
or her 'Big' Brother or Sister) present awards to this year's honorees. Prior to the event, the
matches had the opportunity to meet with the honorees they recognized, learn about their
background and discuss common experiences and interests; they spent several weeks writing
and rehearsing their remarks for the award presentation. Each delivered a touching speech
that recounted their experiences in their own words."
4/25/13 - groundcontrolparenting.com - J.R. Smith and The Power of Mentoring
"Watching those adorable, well spoken 'littles'...confidently tell the packed room how much they
admired and appreciated their 'Bigs', and hearing the 'Bigs' say how rewarding it was to
spend time with and learn from their 'littles' was truly inspirational. No doubt that
these are life changing relationships."
4/25/13 - New York Nonprofit Press -
BBBS NYC Raises $2,4 Mil at Sidewalks of New York Dinner
“Through our mentoring programs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC improves the lives of young
people throughout the five boroughs, and when we invest in our children, the city is stronger for
it,” said Hector Batista, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. “Tonight we thank
our supporters – for recognizing the power of mentoring and helping us work toward our mission
of ensuring that every young person who wants or needs a mentor has one.”
4/23/13 - localbozo.com -
Victor Cruz Among Honorees at 2013 ‘Sidewalks of New York’ Annual Gala
"PepsiCo Chair and CEO Indra K. Nooyi welcomed three different Big
Brothers/Sisters and their Littles to present the Corporate Award (Randy Milch, EVP Verizon Communications), the Community Service Award (Author Tina Lundgren), and the Sports Award (New York Giants’ Wide Receiver Victor Cruz) to the evening’s special
While recognizing the work done by each individual was certainly worthy of
tremendous praise, it was the back and forth dialogue between the young presenters
themselves that truly made all of us in attendance appreciate how our dollars are helping
4/22/13 - News 12 Brooklyn- BK boy awards Victor Cruz with community service award
"East New York resident Tamurai
Smith honored free-agent wide
receiver Victor Cruz for his
community service at the Waldorf
Astoria in Manhattan. As a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Smith and his mentor, Eric
Dilello, were selected from among 3,000 pairs to hand over the hardware.
The organization also raised more than $2 million at the event, which will help serve the
thousands of children who rely on the nonprofit charity's relationship-building services."
4/14/13 - News 12 Brooklyn- Brooklyn Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring duo to be
honored at fundraiser
Eric and Tamauri say the Big
Brothers Big Sisters program
changed their lives.
1/29/13 - Match Visits Bronx BP Diaz to Recieve Proclimation
for National Mentoring Month
Match Jermaine and Josiah visited Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in honor of
National Mentoring Month.
“Young people face so many challenges growing up today and the presence of a
mentor can make all the difference in overcoming these obstacles and
becoming a successful adult,” said BP Diaz.
1/24/13 - Match speaks on Telemundo
Little Julio and Big Kevin reflect on how being matched has changed each of their lives.
Enero es el mes nacional de los mentores y la organización Big Brothers, Big Sisters de NY está haciendo
un llamado para que más Hispanos se ofrezcan como voluntarios y ayuden a la niñez.
1/24/13 - 5th Annual ToC Pong Tournament Comes to Grand Central
Our friends at JOOLA USA made this amazing video recap of ToC Pong!
This event raised much needed funds for us to continue our mission of mentoring NYC youth.
1/23/13 - Match Visits City Hall to Recieve Proclimation from Christine C. Quinn
for National Mentoring Month
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC Match Jessica and Carrie visited City Hall
to accept a proclamation from Christine C. Quinn for National Mentoring Month.
1/18/13 - Superstar EVE Visits our Littles
The lovely & talented EVE visited our office during National Mentoring Month to talk with our Bigs & Littles about the impact of mentoring.
1/10/13 - Whole Foods 5% Day Supports BBBS of NYC
In a partnership with BBBS of NYC supporter Whole Foods 5% of the day's sales at each of Whole Foods 7 Manhattan locations was donated to
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC.
Here, BBBS of NYC Executive Director Hector Batista for stops by the E57th Street
store to support.
1/3/13 - Littles Ring NYSE Closing Bell to Kickoff National Mentoring Month
“Little Brothers” Jose Silva and Jose Cruz of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City ring the
Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
(Photo by Dario Cantatore/NYSE Euronext) Ben Hider/NYSE Euronext
11/17/12 - CBS - The 8th Annual Gridiron Games
"We try to do our bit as the players, but if you think about it,
it's really the volunteers who should get all the credit.
To come out here to be a good example for kids... we just need more people like that."
Billy Taylor - former running back
11/17/12 - PIX 11 - The 8th Annual Gridiron Games
"Former Jets and Giants players got together to brighten the days of some disadvantaged area kids.
150 kids from the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NYC mentoring program got to play football
on a real NFL field and mingle with former Giants Billy Taylor and Steve Baker, and former
Jet Bruce Harper"
Jon May, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC trustee and Chairman of Race for the Kids along with kristoff (Little Brother) and Alex (Big Brother)
talk to Roseanne Colletti about the 8th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC Race for the Kids.
4/23/12 - LocalBozo.com - Roger Goodell, Darrelle Revis, & CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Gather for Sidewalks of NY Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria.
"O’Brien took to the elevated podium to a rousing ovation, and as a former honoree herself,
seemed an appropriate selection to host the gala. Three ‘Littles’ would be introduced with
their respective big brothers and sisters to talk about their experiences in meeting each other
and bonding as strangers, and what an integral role they’ve become in each other’s lives.
While the entire evening would be a celebration of the honorees, the real winner was the children
themselves as the Sidewalks of NY gala alone raised upwards of $2.2 million in funding for
the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, a record take for the non-profit organization."
1/27/12 - WSJ - Wall Street's Ping Pong Wizards in Action
Ping pong is not necessarily a sport you associate with Wall Streeters. They seem more like golf and tennis types. But Thursday
marked the fourth annual Tournament of Champions Pong at Vanderbilt Hall.
Thirty-two teams featuring many Wall Street professionals competed to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City.
The idea for the tournament was Andrew Lipman's, a board member of BBBS of NYC and a head of marketing at T.A.
McKay & Co. In 2007, Mr. Lipman recognized that the organization was doing well with corporate America, but not so
much with hedge funds and financial services. "We were looking to create an event that would raise our profile
among those groups and raise money along the way," he said.
PHOTO: Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal
1/26/12 - Fox NY - Grand Central Ping Pong Tournament
A ping pong tournament at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall is expected to draw 50,000 spectators.
Money raised will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC volunteer mentoring programs.
Good Day NY's Jill Nicolini checked out the competition on Thursday.
“One of our biggest needs right now is to get men of color to be mentors,” said Hector Batista,
the first Hispanic executive director of the nonprofit in its 108-year existence. “A lot of men
gather at barbershops. We’re trying to...have a young person be a match with someone who looks like them,
talks like them and comes from similar backgrounds.”