BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF LONG ISLAND SELECTED AS THE OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER FOR THE RUN OR DYE 5K RUN AT NASSAU COLISEUM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island is proud to announce that it has been selected as the Official Charity Partner for the Run or Dye 5K run on April 12, 2014 at Nassau Coliseum. Run or Dye is the world’s most colorful 5K fun run where participants are showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye at every kilometer.
“Run or Dye has a great relationship with other Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across America and we are excited to be a part of this incredible event when it comes to Long Island in April,” said Chris Cosentino, BBBSLI Director of Marketing & PR. “We are very thankful for the support we have received from Run or Dye and this event promises to be an awesome experience for everyone involved.”
As the Official Charity Partner, BBBSLI will receive a generous financial contribution for every volunteer that registers for the event using the special Non-Profit Reference ID: BBBSLI. Volunteers will receive gifts and other incentives throughout the event.
How to sign up as a volunteer and support BBBSLI:
1). Go to www.runordye.com/volunteer
2). Complete the online form and scroll to the Long Island event location
3). Enter Non-Profit Reference ID: BBBSLI
Run or Dye representatives will be in constant contact with all volunteers prior to the event. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 516.731.7880 x222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
POKER NIGHT SPONSORED BY STEVE MADDEN RAISES $21,000
On Tuesday, March 11th, more than one-hundred guests participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island Poker Night sponsored by Steve Madden. The sold out event took place at Social Sports Kitchen in Uniondale and raised $21,000!
“Thank you to Steve Madden, our table sponsors and everyone who participated in this year’s Poker Night,” said BBBSLI Director of Development Jamison Skala. “Not only is this an exciting poker tournament, it is also one of the best networking events on Long Island. We are already receiving seat requests for our next poker tournament in July. Due to everyone’s generous support from this event, we are able to match more children with much-needed mentors right here on Long Island.”
Gary Smith of Merrick was crowned the tournament champion and won a Connecticut Resort Casino VIP Getaway for two. Remarkably, this is his fifth consecutive appearance at the coveted final table. Smith’s full house defeated Bernie Shapiro of Long Beach on the final hand. Mr. Shapiro took home an East End vacation package as the tournament runner-up.
Lee Korn won a 32’ flat-screen TV as the third place finisher. Other players who advanced to the final table took home Steve Madden limited prize packs with $250 gift certificates or framed memorabilia donated by Long Island Picture Frame.
Table sponsors included: CardWorks, Chips Technology Group, Executive Business Association, Iron Cove Partners, Merrick Madmen and the Whitmore Group.