Carolina Panthers’ Thomas Davis to speak at An Evening of Magic

Carolina Panthers’ Thomas Davis to speak at An Evening of Magic
July 13
01:00 2017

Thomas Davis, linebacker No. 58 of the Carolina Panthers, will be in Winston-Salem today. Thursday, July 13, from 7-9 p.m. as keynote speaker for An Evening of Magic to celebrate Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Services’ 40th anniversary at Bridger Field House at BB&T Field.

Davis, the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year, is the only player in NFL history to return from three ACL surgeries on the same knee. He also started the Defending Dreams Foundation, which distributes gifts to Charlotte, Greenville, S.C., and Shellman, Georgia, children during the holiday season and also provides an annual bookbag drive, youth leadership academy, Thanksgiving dinner and football camp.

In addition to Davis, David Calhoun Magic will amaze and delight guests at An Evening of Magic, the BBBS Services’ Big Magic Giving Society will be relaunched, and WXII-12’s Wanda Starke will be honored. She is a three-time Big Sister who has supported the agency for 25 years.

Tickets are available at or by calling 336-724-7993.

About Big Brother Big Sisters

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

By locally partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (Littles) with screened volunteer mentors (Bigs) and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course.

The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors.

Big Brother Big Sisters Services Inc. serves Forsyth and Davie Counties, working with more than 700 children each year.

Learn how to positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at

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