FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gettysburg, PA, October 17, 2013 – The Gettysburg Optimist Club, a local service organization and proponent of bringing out the best in kids, is giving back to the community with a donation of $500.00 to The Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams County.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has made a positive difference in the lives of children and communities across the country for more than 100 years. The organization is motivated by its mission and bound by its values, weCARE, to better serve the 200,000 children in its network today.

Aligned with Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Adams County, The Optimist Club of Gettysburg has “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” since 1919.  “We are extremely excited to partner with the local chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program,” commented Kristopher Accardi, President, Gettysburg Optimist Club, and Big Brother. “They share a philosophy much like ours with the intent on meeting the needs of young people in communities worldwide.  We believe strongly that programs like this positively impact children who will go one to become leaders in our communities.”

To learn more about the Big Brother Big Sister chapter visit For more information on how to get involved with the Optimist Club of Gettysburg, please visit or call (717) 220-3416.


Pictured – left to right – New Member Frank Negro, Optimist President and Big Brother Kristopher Accardi, Community Program Specialist of Big Brothers Big Sistser of York & Adams County Elizabeth Hull, and Little Brother Keith Askins.