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"Atlanta Hawks Star Jamal Crawford Hosts Third Annual 'BIG Event' Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta"

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ATLANTA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBS) announces the “BIG Event” set for Tuesday evening, December 8, at Ten Pin Alley. Atlanta Hawks star Jamal Crawford is host and will be joined by his teammates and members of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Dream and Atlanta Braves and celebrity friends from the music and film industry. The public is invited to join special guests at this fundraiser to benefit the youth mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and will feature a red carpet entrance, bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and entertainment by DJ Tron of the Urban Legends.

This annual fundraiser was developed by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Ambassadors, a guild of young professionals that supports the organization through volunteer and fundraising efforts. In order to appeal to a more diverse 25 – 40 year old audience, this “party with a purpose” will be a festive social event geared towards raising awareness of BBBS of Metro Atlanta.

For sponsorship, please contact Cassie Morgenstern to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta’s mission to transform the community by providing and supporting meaningful one-to-one friendships between children and caring, well-trained volunteers. Tickets are $30 each and $55 per couple. After December 5th ticket prices increase to $40 per individual both online and at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit or call 404 601-7000.

Sponsors for The BIG Event 2009 include:

The Jamal Crawford Foundation, Wachovia, Chevron and QuickTrip

About Ten Pin Alley:

Ten Pin Alley is a development of The Dolce Group, a Los Angeles based restaurant and nightlife company. Ten Pin Alley is a high end bowling alley, an ultra exclusive lounge and American-themed eatery with a vintage feel. Ten Pin’s design is elaborate and theatrical, featuring secret entrances, library-like walls, ornate pool tables, and comfortable living room styled seating. Ten Pin is located at Atlantic Station, above Dolce Restaurant.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is a nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Its mission is to transform the lives of children through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring, well trained volunteers. Founded in 1960, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta currently serves more than 3,000 children annually, making it one of the largest affiliated agencies in the United States. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, visit

About The Jamal Crawford Foundation

The mission of the Jamal Crawford Foundation is to provide inner-city children with experiences and activities to strengthen both their minds and bodies leading to well- rounded adults.

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