WICHITA, Kansas – Most kids look forward to summer break, but with that comes a lot of free time and the chance to be tempted by bad influences. That makes the need for good adult role models even more important this time of year.
In addition to miniature golf, 11-year-old Isaac and I were representing our favorite football teams at All-Star Adventures. Our golf balls were proof. His was orange for the Broncos and mine was red for the Chiefs. But his love of sports goes far beyond the gridiron.
“I like football, basketball, soccer, hockey and baseball,” he tells me.
You can add golf to that list, well, mini-golf at least.
“Regular golf is an old people sport,” he jokes.
At 33 years old, I tried not be offended. I did hope my time on the links would give me an edge, but it was Isaac who putted like a tour pro.
He’s among four thousand perspective Littles hoping to be matched, and he admits the wait can be tough.
“You really want a Big Brother to play with, and if there’s no more people it’s kind of sad,” he says.
But it hasn’t stopped him from day-dreaming about what the benefits of being matched.
“I’d have someone to look up (to),” he adds.
So you don’t have to be super rich or super cool or even a great golfer to be a Big. I proved that once again during our round. A good example and a little time is all it takes to make a big difference in the life of a child.
If you’d like more information on becoming a Big, just call 1-888-KS4-BIGS or go to http://www.kansasbigs.org.