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Big Brothers Big Sisters to host basketball tourney Saturday

This Saturday, June 25, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound (BBBSPS) will hold a basketball tournament at Jefferson Community Center to raise awareness about the need for youth mentoring among the African-American community and to find Big Brothers and Big Sisters for more than 500 children who are waiting for a mentor.

The event runs from 12:30-3 p.m., and will feature 3-on-3 tournament games as well as food, games, and prizes for community members. All are welcome.

For information about the basketball tournament or Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit the website or contact Jason Knaggs at 206-763-9060 x228 or jason.knaggs@bbbsps.org.

Jefferson Community Center is located at 3801 Beacon Ave. S.

Big siblings and elder/disabled care volunteers wanted

We’ve been made aware of two local volunteer opportunities this week:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is looking for volunteer one-on-one mentors for children between 7 to 16 years old, says Veronica Abraham, Community Recruitment Coordinator, via the Beacon Hill mailing list.

Volunteer Chore Services for South Beacon Hill and South Seattle, part of Catholic Community Services, is looking for people to help out with elders and adults living with disabilities who are unable or ineligible for state/paid chore services. For more information, please call Kerrie Carbary, the West Region Volunteer Coordinator, at 206-328-6858; the Volunteer Chore Services main intake line at 206-328-5787; or email kerriec@ccsww.org.