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Mike’s Carwash to donate ‘The Works’ to Big Brothers Big Sisters in annual fundraiser

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INDIANAPOLIS – Mike’s Carwash is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters to present the 4th Annual “Mike’s Mentors Kids” event on Aug. 18. On this day, Mike’s Carwash will donate half of all proceeds from “The Works” car washes sold to participating Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies throughout Indiana and Ohio. Last year, Mike’s Carwash raised over $65,000 for BBBS agencies in just one day. “The Works” retails at $15.00.

“It’s been proven that a good mentor can bring positive change to a child’s life,” says Bill Dahm, CEO of Mike’s Carwash. “Big Brothers Big Sisters does a great job of providing one-on-one mentoring, but there are children on their waiting list that need to be matched. We are offering a chance for our customers do a little something that will have a big impact.”

Local media personalities will be making appearances from noon-2 p.m. at select Central Indiana Mike’s Carwash locations to show their support:

• 96th Street and Hague Road, Bob Donaldson & FOX59, Shaker & Goldie the mascots of Steak n’ Shake, WJJK 104.5 FM Live Remote from 11-1 PM

• 106th Street and Michigan Road, Pat Carlini, Paul Poteet of PaulPoteet.com & Smiley Morning Show on Z99.5 FM

• Southport Road and Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders, Jason Spells of RTV6, Rowdie the mascot of the Indianapolis Indians

• Greenwood at 8230 US 31 South, Max Williams & RadioNOW 100.9 FM

• Georgetown Road and Lafayette Road, Steve Jefferson of WTHR (Weekend Sunrise), “Big Joe” Staysniak of 1070 The Fan

• 62nd Street and Glendale Road, Dave Smiley of Smiley Morning Show on Z99.5 FM, Pink Cotton Candy Company

In the event of inclement weather, a rain date of Aug. 25 has been set for the event.

Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with parents, guardians, volunteers, schools, donors, and others in the community to be accountable for helping youth in our program achieve: Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of risky behaviors.

Key findings from a survey commissioned by Harris Interactive demonstrate BBBS mentoring programs work: 42 percent of Littles earn a four-year college degree; 52 percent reported that their Big kept them from dropping out of high school; 81 percent said their Bigs changed their perspective on what was possible in life; 85 percent stated that being a Little helped them have confidence in their abilities.

Visit bebigforkids.org for more information.

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