Proceeds from this event directly support the professionally guided mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region.


Michael Russell, ACE Cleanouts

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Michael Russell, 37, is a business owner, career firefighter, and father of two boys. He has always had a keen sense for business,  and helping others. Knowing the value of working hard, working toward his goals, and becoming successful in business and fatherhood. Anytime obstacles arise, he faces them head on and continues to build never forgetting where he’s come from.


Michael is excited to support the mission of BBBSCR through this fundraiser by helping to empower youth in the Capital Region with this same mindset that helped him to get to where he is today.


Little Audri and Big Rhonda

Little Audri and Big Rhonda

Little Audri and Big Rhonda have been matched for 3 1/2 years! They first met during the Covid-19 pandemic and had to spend the first few months of their match only seeing each other virtually. Now that they can spend time together in person, they enjoy baking, doing crafts, and reading! This fall, Little Audri and Big Rhonda attended our Fall Classic gala event as one of our Match of the Year nominees. Audri is an excellent student and often makes the High Honor roll at school. Her Grandmother, Bonnie, attributes a lot of Audri’s academic success to the support that she gets from Rhonda. We hope that Little Audri and Big Rhonda can continue to learn and grow together for many years to come!