November 2020 Match of the Month
Congratulations to the Big Couple Kay and Barry Blatz and their Little Camron for being chosen as November’s Match of the Month! Every month, Big Brothers Big Sisters selects a “match” to be featured. This is a special recognition that is given to a different match each month to honor their dedication to each other and to the organization. To celebrate, Kay, Barry, and Camron were treated to free sandwiches courtesy of Subway.
Kay, Barry, and Camron were matched in December of 2019 and have been building a strong relationship since. Kay and Barry recall how Camron was so willing to talk and have conversations with them the first time they met. Camron was a bit apprehensive at first, but quickly became comfortable as he was excited about having more guidance in his life from people he described as “good, fun, and loving”. Camron stated “Every child should have someone like Kay and Barry in their life!” when describing his current thoughts about being involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Some of their favorite activities include fishing, playing games, going for car rides, and enjoying ice cream together.
Kay is a Happy Hour Nursery School teacher while Barry is a Project Engineer at Sargento. Kay and Barry’s family include their three daughters. Kay enjoys spending her free time by volunteering at St. Vincent De Paul and the food pantry. Barry is interested in his hobbies of fishing and golf. The two wanted to become a Big Couple to share their time and life experiences with others. Kay and Barry have found that becoming Bigs has been positive and rewarding. Camron is a sixth grade student who is interested in RC cars, building with Legos, gaming, and riding a dirt bike, go karts, and 4-wheelers. Camron explained that he became involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program so he could have additional role models in his life. He now expresses how Kay and Barry have made him feel special and cared for, have grown to become a part of his own family, as well as have helped him develop a more positive outlook.
Kay, Barry, and Camron want to encourage others to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters. They have all gained new experiences from participating in the organization as they continue making a positive impact on each other and their community. Big Brothers Big Sisters is dedicated to ensure each volunteer is paired with a child who has similar hobbies and interests. Being a ‘Big’ takes only an hour a week but can have a lifetime impact. If you would like to learn more or get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact the Manitowoc agency at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (920) 684-7445.