Big Hearts 2018: How it all came together!

There are not enough words in the world to say how thankful we are for our Bold ESP community. With a community as strong as ours, there is no way that we can fail. Big Hearts could not have been done with just one person; however, with such amazing ESP team we were able to accomplish something great like Big Hearts Be Bold.

First, we would like to send a special thank you to our hosts, judges, and escorts for giving the show so much life. Thank you for spreading such a positive energy to everyone that attended Big Hearts. You were all great and important in making the night bold.

We would like to give a special thank you to all of our amazing participants. You are all the reasons why we do what we do at ESP. Thank you for being as bold as you can. You all took the stage and showed the crowd how bold you could really be and it was great. We couldn’t have asked for a better show!

We would like to thank the Big Hearts Committee for working hard to plan the logistics of Big Hearts. Throughout the year, you have dedicated so much time and effort to make sure Big Hearts was a success.

We would like to thank all of our amazing Corporate Sponsors and Partners that helped support Big Hearts financially! Thank you for believing in ESP enough to donate to our nonprofit organization.

We would also like to thank all of our volunteers that helped to efficiently run the Big Bold program. It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of everyone that came to help between set up and clean up!

We would like to thank all of the parents of our wonderful ESPers. Thank you for investing so much time in preparing our participants for Big Hearts. All of your hard work did not go unnoticed. You all displayed boldness by dedicating yourself to help put on the best Big Hearts yet.

Last, but definitely, not least, we would love to send a special thank you to all of our AmeriCorps members! Thank you for sticking through this process. We all know how difficult it is planning such a big event; however, these amazing individuals made it look easy.

We are so thankful for everyone and their boldness for Big Hearts. We have heard so many heartwarming compliments about Big Hearts, we can’t help but say thank you to everyone. Because of you, Big Hearts was an amazing success. With the help of so many people, we were able to raise $300,000! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing Big Hearts community.

About The Author

Katelynn Thomas

As a student at the University of Georgia, I seek to place my creative stamp on the world. My advance studies in Entertainment Studies, Sociology, Human Development, Religion, and Anthropology will allow me to combine my love of English with a methodical attention to detail. This year, I have the pleasure of serving as the Special Events Intern for Extra Special People, Community Service Director for the UGA Chapter of NCNW, and a C.L.A.S.S Advocate for UGA . My mind will always be challenged to improve on things that exist and contribute to those things yet to be created.

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