“I just wanted to help children and be a role model they might not have,” Cox said of her desire to get involved with the organization.
The two met when Angelina was in elementary school through the Local Hero program and have both since transitioned into the Community-Based program. In the last seven years, they’ve spent time together bowling at the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, going to parks, riding the Dentzel Carousel and attending an Indianapolis Colts game.
Seger Mathew, community service representative for WoodBridge Health Campus, came out with several of his coworkers to bowl Saturday.
“We like to reach out to the community and let them know how much we appreciate being a part of the community,” Mathew said.
He added Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cass County is an important organization.
“Youth need guidance,” he said. “They need relationships. A lot of times that doesn’t happen naturally. The community needs to step up.”
A team from Community State Bank participated in the event as well.
Branden Scott, a loan officer at the bank and a youth pastor at Royal Center United Methodist Church, said “anything that helps kids is a good thing.”
With today’s society demanding so many parents work, Scott continued, it’s important to help kids understand “despite the chaos of the world, people do care about them.”
Gaumer said the organization is looking for male mentors and those interested are encouraged to call her at the organization’s office at 574-722-2222.
Mitchell Kirk is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at 574-732-5130 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him: @PharosMAK