Monday, April 9, 2012

Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza named Big Brothers Big Sisters spokesperson

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza announced today that he will serve as a spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City  (BBBS-KC). 

Espinoza has been a Big Brother in the BBBS-KC program to a 9-year-old boy named Ethan for one year. 

Through his involvement as a Big Brother, Espinoza felt a personal connection with the organization and decided that he wanted to do more to support the cause.  

"I've been part of Big Brothers Big Sisters for one year already," said Espinoza.  "Mentoring my Little has been amazing. Now I feel like I can help a lot more and I want to become even more active with Big Brothers Big Sisters. I hope I can inspire others to become involved with this great organization."

Espinoza will star in a volunteer recruitment campaign aimed at finding more Bigs for over 600 waiting kids. 

Additionally, he will provide BBBS-KC Bigs and Littles Sporting KC tickets and meet and greet opportunities and participate in BBBS-KC events to raise money for the organization.

Espinoza will join Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals and Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs as official spokespeople for BBBS-KC. 

"We feel very fortunate to have these three amazing athletes as advocates for Big Brothers Big Sisters," said BBBS-KC CEO Micheal Lawrence. "Their work and dedication will lead to many more kids being matched with mentors here in Kansas City."