DMTM teams up with BBBS
Taken from an article in The Black Hills Pioneer
July 2, 2005
Sometime early in 2005, Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon and Half Marathon event director Jerry Dunn contacted Kerri Severson Stover, fair weathered runner and Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills to form a new partnership.
The timing couldn’t have been better. Dunn needed volunteers for his upcoming events and BBBS needed activities for its matches between volunteer mentors and children ages 11 and up.
The two formed an alliance which they believe was a great move for both organizations.
According to Stover, the volunteer opportunities allowed BBBS to offer something unique to their clients and the chance to work together at a great event while providing a service to others.
Several BBBS matches worked in various capacities at the DMTM events this past June and plans are already being made to help out again in 2006.
Jerry Dunn presented Kerri Severson Stover of BBBS with a check for $150 to support the BBBS mentoring programs and as a thank you to the Bigs and Littles who volunteered their time to help with the event.