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Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oklahoma

Sometimes showing up is enough.



Mark Denny is a big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma.

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Mark Denny has to wonder: How much of an impact can he make playing putt-putt and eating hamburgers?

When Denny gets together with his 14-year-old Little Brother as part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, the conversation is light – sports, school, friends. They haven’t had a defining or groundbreaking moment. They’re just hanging out. And that’s OK.

In fact, Lora Boyle, match support manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, says it’s perfect.

“A lot of Bigs aren’t sure if they’re making an impact or not. We have to remind them – the very virtue that you’re seeing them once a week is making an impact. Having a stable, reliable person in their lives is what’s important,” she said.

For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, finding those reliable people is key. This summer, the Tulsa chapter kicks off its 90 Men in 90 Days campaign to recruit men to the organization.

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