Orange County Business Journal

Trout Partners with Big Brothers

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire now have an angel on their team.

Mike Trout, the All-Star center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, will become an ambassador for the local chapter of the organization, which provides children with one-on-one mentoring connections.

His primary focus will be educating the community about Big Brothers Big Sisters’ one-to-one, youth- mentoring programs.

Trout will support the local organization to help recruit more volunteers for boys without a male mentor, according to Melissa Beck, chief executive of the local chapter. He’s expected to participate in marketing and fundraisers as part of his duties.

This relationship with Trout marks a significant extension of the local chapter’s activities with the Angels. The non-profit has been a long-term grant recipient of the Angels Baseball Foundation.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire provided more than 3,000 children facing adversity with mentoring relationships in 2015.