On September 20th at the Pequeno Mexico Event Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Jesse Rodriguez’s Calvary Knock Out (CKO) hosted a nine-match boxing event with Big Brothers Big Sisters to bring attention to the significant mentoring needs around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “There are over 500 young boys and girls on a waiting list and we at CKO want to help find mentors and take them off the list. We have so many role models here in our Hispanic community. We wanted to take the opportunity to educate the attendees at our boxing event on how they can participate as a mentor,” stated Rodriguez.
Attendees got a chance to learn more about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, take information home to family, friends and back to their workplace to help spread the word. Several former “Bigs and Littles” were in attendance all the way back to the 1970s. It was great to catch up and see the impact that the program had on these now adults.
Several of the local boxing champions will be participating in a new campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters called “Man Up Mentors,” including local favorite Paco Cruz, who proposed to his girlfriend after winning his match Saturday night.