Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Bigs & Littles of the Year

Tallahassee, FL (March 5, 2023) – This past Sunday, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend (BBBS) honored their Bigs and Littles of the year nominees and winners. BBBS Board and staff recognized their active volunteer “Bigs” in their youth mentoring programs and awarded both the Big and Little of the year winners.
The nominees were addressed by BBBS Board Members Nathan Adams, Blake Dowling and Ella Schwarz-Parisi and our 2012 National Big Brother of the Year, Brent Hartsfield. This year’s awards went to:

Big Sister of the Year – Heather Merritt
Little Brother of the Year – Ky’ron Williams

“It is a true privilege to recognize the Bigs who volunteer in our program,” said CEO, Molly Lord. “They give their time freely to positively change the lives of children in our community and they are building bonds that will last a lifetime.” Special thanks to all event sponsors, Nathan & Heather Adams (Presenting Sponsor), 223 Agency (Big Sponsor), Brent Hartsfield (Little Sponsor), Sonny’s BBQ and Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park (In Kind Sponsors).

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend or if you’re interested in becoming a mentor, visit and follow us on social media @BBBSBigBend.