Community Sponsorship Sends Reno County Big Brothers Big Sisters
Matches to Kansas State Fair

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Reno County has partnered with IdeaTek and Hutchinson Community Foundation to provide Bigs and Littles the opportunity to visit this year’s Kansas State Fair.

Both community sponsors have donated tickets to the program that will cover the admission for matches attending the fair, Sept 8-17.

Based in Buhler, IdeaTek is an internet service provider dedicated to the mission of connecting communities across Kansas with affordable, high-speed fiber internet. Employees take pride in being active participants in the communities they live and work. 

“At IdeaTek, we believe that supporting organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters is essential to building stronger, more connected communities,” said James Krstolich, community and public relations manager at IdeaTek. “We are thrilled to give these young individuals and their mentors the chance to enjoy a day of fun and bonding at the Kansas State Fair, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.”

Hutchinson Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire philanthropy, collaboration and innovative leadership to strengthen communities across Reno County. Since 1989, the foundation has granted more than $93 million to organizations.

“Grants from Hutchinson Community Foundation’s Fund for Reno County support the important work of Reno County nonprofit organizations, and we are proud to help make this special experience at the Kansas State Fair possible for area Bigs and Littles and help them build strong relationships,” said Sarah Blake, Hutchinson Community Foundation program officer.

Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters strives to provide matches with low- to no-cost activities. This is accomplished through generous community partners.

“I’ve taken my Little to the fair for the past four years, and we both enjoy and look forward to this outing when it comes around,” said Alyssa Danler, Big Sister and match support specialist at the organization. “Having some of the expenses covered gives us more opportunities as a match during this time of year, and it allows us to build even more memories that I know will be cherished by the both of us for a long time.”

About Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (KSBBBS) is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on serving youth ages 5 through 25 facing adversity with a one-to-one professionally supported mentoring relationship. For more information about KSBBBS, visit or call 316-263-3300.

About IdeaTek
Headquartered in Buhler, Kan., IdeaTek is a broadband service provider with the mission of “Fighting for Internet Freedom™.” IdeaTek uses a unique and innovative approach to deploy scalable, long-term fiber optic infrastructures, bridging the broadband gap in Kansas communities. IdeaTek has long been a state and national advocate for broadband equity policy and has built nearly 4,500 miles of fiber throughout Kansas. They were recently named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies for the 10th time.




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Left,  Alyssa Danler and her Little, Cierra. Right, Dave and Madeline Sotelo and their Little, Christian