Austin Bryant of the San Francisco 49ers Named Player Champion of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

Sharmaine Sun News July 18, 2023

San Francisco, CAJuly 18, 2023 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is proud to announce Austin Bryant, defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, as an agency Player Champion. This partnership between the emerging NFL athlete and the leading mentoring organization aims to empower and inspire Bay Area youth. This collaboration takes off at the same time that the NFL has recommitted their support to Big Brothers Big Sisters through a renewal of the national Inspire Change partnership, which includes grants to leading social justice organizations. 

With this partnership, Bryant will extend his reach and serve as an inspiring role model for children facing adversity in the Bay Area. “We are thrilled to welcome Austin Bryant as our newest Player Champion,” said Lillian Samuel, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. “His dedication to excellence, both as an athlete and as a community advocate, aligns perfectly with our organization’s vision to ignite the potential of Bay Area youth. With his help, we can support even more life-changing mentorship relationships for the youth we serve.”

In his role as Player Champion, Bryant will actively engage with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area through various initiatives, including fundraising campaigns, youth and mentoring events, and public awareness campaigns, namely around recruiting more male mentors across the San Francisco Bay Area. He will help raise awareness about the organization’s mission, encouraging others to join the mentoring movement and make a difference in the lives of local youth.

“I am honored to be named the Player Champion of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area,” said Bryant. “Mentorship played a crucial role in my personal and professional development, and I am excited to give back by supporting an organization that empowers young individuals to reach their full potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters Bay Area has 150 children on the waitlist for a Mentor and my goal is to help change that. Together, we can inspire positive change and create a brighter future for the next generation.”

With the addition of Austin Bryant as the Player Champion, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area aims to expand its reach and impact on the lives of more children in need of supportive, consistent mentors. This collaboration exemplifies the organization’s commitment to fostering resilience, confidence, and success in the youth of the Bay Area.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is the leading mentoring organization dedicated to creating positive, enduring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth across all nine greater Bay Area counties. For over 70 years, the organization has connected caring adults with children facing adversity, providing them with the support and guidance needed to overcome challenges and thrive. Through impactful one-to-one relationships, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area empowers young individuals to achieve their full potential and create a better future for themselves and their community. For more information, visit www.bbbsba.org.

Media Contact:
Sharmaine Sun
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
Phone: (510) 405-8350
Email: ssun@bbbsba.org

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