Big Brothers/Big Sisters ready for its 50th year in the county

Ten of the 24 original founders of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Diego County: Anthony Gasparovic; Michael Greer; Dr. Carl Jepsen; Jack Levin; Wayne Prior; Robert Rubenstein; Errol Tonsky, representing Lou Tonsky; George Walker Smith; Fred Weitzen; David Wescott; Jeff Neilsen (representative); Gerri Brech (representative).

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County honored 11 of its original 24 founders from 1961 at its annual fundraiser Oct. 21 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla. The sold-out benefit launched the 50th year of Big Brothers Big Sisters in the county. The Legacy Award was presented to former California Governor and San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson, who also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Other event activities included a touching reunion between a BBBS mentor and his former “Little” in the program who just returned from serving two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Army.

BBBS reached its goal of raising more than $450,000 for local mentoring programs. Learn more at SDBigs.org or by calling (858) 536-4900.

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