Big Brothers Big Sisters in Midland needs more "Bigs" - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Midland needs more "Bigs"

(Source: KWES) (Source: KWES)
MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

The Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Midland is in need of more child mentors, also known as "Bigs." Right now, they need 90 "Bigs" to make up for the many children without one.

One of our very own from NewsWest 9 decided to become a "Big" and he's excited to start a new bond with his "Little." KWES General Sales Manager Andy Fagen spent his Sunday giving his "Little," Bobby,12, a tour.

Fagen will be taking Bobby under his wing, thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Midland. A program where "Bigs" spend only four hours a month with their "Littles." It gives volunteers a chance to continue doing the things they love doing, but mentor at the same time. With this new match, it's opened a new door. 

"I don't have to be inside the house all day," said Bobby. "It's been a fun experience, Andy's a really nice guy."

"I was at a Rockhounds game, I was thinking, 'I go to these games, I go bowling and go to movies and do all the things they're wanting people do with Littles, so why can't I be doing that with a Little?'" said Fagen.

Bobby was one of the many "Littles" in Midland County who had been waiting for a mentor to step foot into his life.

"My last 'Big' moved to Arizona, I feel happy because it was two years that I haven't had a Big and I've been waiting for one for a long time," said Bobby.

Thanks to the program, now Fagen and Bobby can bond. With both of them sharing a common interest in sports, making a new friend has never been easy. 
And with this growing friendship, they hope this growing friendship can inspire you to be someone's "Big," too.

"It's more fun when you got someone there with you," said Fagen. "He's a good kid and we just started but its been fun so far."

"Hope we can have a long relationship and be close," said Bobby.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is having a fundraiser on Oct. 14 at the Rolling 7's Ranch Event Center. It's called the Wildcatters Ball and all proceeds will stay locally to match more at-risk children with great mentors.

If you're interested in being someone's "Big," click here.

Copyright 2017 KWES. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Exclusive Interview with Sue Brannon about Barbara Bush

    Exclusive Interview with Sue Brannon about Barbara Bush

    Sue Brannon (Source: KWES)Sue Brannon (Source: KWES)
    Sue Brannon (Source: KWES)Sue Brannon (Source: KWES)

    As the nation mourns the loss of Barbara Bush, it seems to hit home a little harder in the Permian Basin.   George and Barbara, lived in both Odessa and Midland during the late 40's and 50's, and raised 6 children here.  During, there stay the Bush family has made a few lifelong friendships including Sue Brannon, who has been a friend of Barbara for many years.   Brannon, has even been a guest to the Whitehorse a few times.&nbs...

    As the nation mourns the loss of Barbara Bush, it seems to hit home a little harder in the Permian Basin.   George and Barbara, lived in both Odessa and Midland during the late 40's and 50's, and raised 6 children here.  During, there stay the Bush family has made a few lifelong friendships including Sue Brannon, who has been a friend of Barbara for many years.   Brannon, has even been a guest to the Whitehorse a few times.&nbs...

  • One dead after crash on SH 137

    One dead after crash on SH 137

    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one driver is dead after a fatal crash on State Highway 137 at the intersection with Farm to Market 307 in far east Midland County, Thursday morning.

    According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one driver is dead after a fatal crash on State Highway 137 at the intersection with Farm to Market 307 in far east Midland County, Thursday morning.

  • 4th Annual Music Honors Recital, Odessa College

    4th Annual Music Honors Recital, Odessa College

    Student at Odessa College. (Source: KWES)Student at Odessa College. (Source: KWES)
    Student at Odessa College. (Source: KWES)Student at Odessa College. (Source: KWES)

    Odessa College will have the 4th annual Music honors recital this Thursday.  

    Odessa College will have the 4th annual Music honors recital this Thursday.  

Powered by Frankly