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Big Brother Executive Finds Time to Hang Out with Little Brother

"He's had a tremendous impact on me. He really kind of helps me stay young", says Tim Yandell.<br><br><br><br>
"He's had a tremendous impact on me. He really kind of helps me stay young", says Tim Yandell.

Yandell is the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Abilene, but is also a Big Brother himself to 7th grader Colton.

"It's been really cool because we were matched when he was just eight years old. Now he's 13", Yandell recalls.

Colton says they've had a lot of fun together over the years.

"It's pretty good. We usually just go somewhere and just play around and goof off", said Colton.

Big Brother Tim, says the program is all about being a positive role model to the youth in our community and admits it doesn't take much time or money to have fun.

"As Colton knows, it's not always about what kind of money we spend because most of the time we don't spend any." "He taught me that a long time ago", said Yandell.

They've known each other for about 5 1/2 years, but both agree they've built a life-long friendship.

"Will we know each other for a lifetime? Definitely. Besides, he's already added me on Facebook, said Colton

Colton and Tim Yandell were both bowling when we caught up with them, but the Big Brother Little Brother match wasn't just bowling for fun.

The two were gearing up for the Bowl for Kids' Sake event happening this Saturday at the Abilene Bowling Lanes from 10 am to 9 pm.

This will be the 12th annual bowling event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters.
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