Thousands of dollars were raised at the Big Brothers Big Sister gala this past weekend. The gala raised eighteen- thousand dollars. In addition to the forty-five thousand the Prince George Cougars donated from their mega 50/50 jackpot.
The money raised is going toward their traditional and in-school mentoring programs. It was a big weekend for the organization in what was just their second annual gala. Organizers say the key to the successful night was building off what they learned last year.
“One thing we took in to focus this year was to really focus on our brand and make the night more interactive.” said BBBS Communications Director Sydney Sankey.