Big Brothers Big Sisters honor Pickens


Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (BBBS of SDC) have selected T. Boone and Madeline Pickens as the organization’s “Persons of the Year.”

T. Boone Pickens is one of Time Magazine’s 2009 “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and Madeleine Pickens is best known for being a champion for the protection of America’s wild horses.

They will receive their award at the BBBS of SDC’s 47th annual Gourmet Dinner on Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine and sponsored by LPL Financial.

This year’s event emcee is Lynn Swann, NFL Hall of Famer, sports broadcaster and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America board member.

T. Boone and Madeleine Pickens have invested part of their legacy in San Diego Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Operation Bigs program - the first program of its kind in the nation, providing caring mentors to children who have a military parent deployed. The Pickens’ gift will help expand the Operation Bigs program beyond the borders of Camp Pendleton to serve Navy and other military families in San Diego.

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