Big Brother Big Sister: Big Brother calls Little Brother a "thoroughbred"

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by Doug Proffitt

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 5:57 PM

(WHAS11)  Nick Sanford, an 11-year-old Crosby Middle School student, is a pretty good shot.  Nick loves his Louisville Cardinals and studies their moves, while at the same time trying to beat Big Brother Jim Foppiano to the basket.  Nick is a cross country runner, and it seems he is one with boundless energy; like his personality.  Doug Proffitt:  “Are you tired yet?”  Nick: “No, not really!”
 

This Big Brother, Little Brother match hit it off from the beginning, although Nick waited awhile on what was an ever-growing waiting list; it was two years until the two were matched in 2009.  So we asked Nick how he has grown in that time; “I feel like I’m more respectful,” he said.
 

The movie, Secretariat, which alters the look of Churchill Downs back to the 1970’s and was filmed in Louisville and Lexington, was a history lesson for 11-year-old Nick.  “It just shows that Louisville’s a famous city.  I think it was good just to watch the horse run.  It was cool.”  For nick, right now though, his race is focused on life’s lessons and Jim said he’s a thoroughbred.
 

If you want to help a young person become a great adult, call Big brothers Big Sisters in their Louisville office at 1-877-588-2300.
 

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