NFL Athletes, Musicians and Actors Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Antonio Brown, Lavonte David, LeToya Luckett and Eric Hutchinson Join
2016 BIG Champion Team

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has welcomed four new “BIG
Champions,” celebrity ambassadors who will help the organization in its
mission to match more children across the United States with a caring
adult mentor. The new 2016 BIG Champions are Antonio Brown of the
Pittsburgh Steelers, Lavonte David of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LeToya
Luckett, a singer/songwriter who is a former member of Destiny’s Child,
and Eric Hutchinson, singer/songwriter.

All BIG Champions have a passion for mentorship. Like many BIG
Champions, Antonio Brown, who first got involved through Big Brothers
Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Pittsburgh, credits his success to a
mentor who believed in and encouraged him. “With organizations like Big
Brothers Big Sisters, kids are able to connect, learn from and be
inspired by others in the community,” Brown said.

Lavonte David and LeToya Luckett supported their local Big Brothers Big
Sisters agencies, BBBS of Tampa Bay and Houston BBBS, before becoming
involved on a national level. “It is important for me to give back to as
many children in my community as possible, and one of the best ways to
do that is to help those children be matched with strong adult role
models,” David said.

Eric Hutchinson has family involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters
program, and he has been a steadfast supporter, offering concert tickets
and experiences for volunteer mentors and their mentees, called Bigs and

These new BIG Champions join Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s
current celebrity ambassadors, including actor and musician Jamie Foxx,
MSNBC anchor Kate Snow, and actor Ryan Potter, star of “Big Hero 6.”

“These BIG Champions will educate and inspire people who may not have
realized the impact Big Brothers Big Sisters has on children’s lives
across the country,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers
Big Sisters of America.

BIG Champions are Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s celebrity
ambassadors. On a national stage, they will assist with raising
awareness, inspiring people to become mentors or participate in
activities, and boosting fundraising. To learn more, visit

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong
and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring
relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big
Brothers Big Sisters ensures that the children in its program achieve
such measurable outcomes as educational success, avoidance of risky
behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better
relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the
organization’s 111-year history. With over 300 agencies across the
country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 170,000 children
(“Littles”), their families and 170,000 volunteer mentors (“Bigs”).
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