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First Annual Big Appreciation Night

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta Young Leader's Council (BBBSMA YLC) hosted the first annual Big Appreciation Night. Several awards, including the 2017 Bigs of the Year, were given to Bigs and alumni Bigs.

Mistress of Ceremonies: Liana Brackett, The Weather Channel

2017 Award Winners:

  • Golden Cape Award: Melanie Diggs
  • Golden Cape Award: Mike Gandy
  • Wonder Woman Award: Emmeline Blanchard
  • Wonder Man Award: Andreas Jones
  • Iron Man Award: Michael McLendon
  • Superman Award: Tommy Kramer
  • Batman Award: Mike Pericas

2017 Big Sister of the Year: Stephanie Pereda (in photo, above right)

2017 Big Brother of the Year: Michael Faunce (in photo, above left)

A big thanks goes out to the sponsors – Global Concessions for generously donating the food, United Distributors for providing the beer and wine, Gwinnett Place Nissan for sponsoring the evening, as well as Park Simple, Insomnia Cookies, and James Hurley.

Photos from the event:

Photocredit: Arnett W. Mumford

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