Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee is proud to announce the third annual Pilot Big KnoxVenture Race, presented by WBIR, raised more than $36,000 for the Sports Buddies program.
The Pilot Big KnoxVenture Race is an amped-up foot race that sends teams on an adventure course through downtown Knoxville. The race on September 24, had more than 150 participants in 49 teams of two to four members. They combined brains and brawn to discover secret destinations through clues, tasks and trivia.
“It was an exciting day for us to see all the growth in participation and support for the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Myra Yeatman, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. “KnoxVenture was a great success and we are inspired to produce an even bigger event next year.”
The winner in the women’s category was the Wild Witches of the West with a time of 2:08:45 and in the open category the Grass Kickers finished with a time of 1:40:20. The winner in the corporate category was Trolling Round K-Town finishing with a time of 1:41:57, and the family winner was Prospect Tiger who won with a speedy time of 2:27:50. The Big/Little Winner was the team Chuck Taylors with a time of 2:32:36.
Sports Buddies is a mentoring program that pairs at-risk children with mentors who have a shared interest in sports. This program provides mentors with tickets to sporting events ranging
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from the University of Tennessee athletics to Tennessee Smokies baseball games. Big Brothers Big Sisters also plans sports outings such as Frisbee golf tournaments, flag football, and baseball games. Sports Buddies participants have the opportunity to go on behind-the-scenes tours of area sports complexes, participate in sports camps and meet local sports heroes.
For more information about the Pilot Big KnoxVenture Race and Big Brothers Big Sisters please visit www.knoxventure.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee is a non-profit organization that provides mentors to hundreds of children in the greater Knoxville and Tri-Cities areas. Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, skip school and exhibit violent behavior. The organization depends on contributions to help recruit volunteers and reach more children.