Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast Announce Year Awards

December 1, 2023 at 3:30 p.m.

Pictured here are Austin and Jon.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast is proud to announce, Amanda Hall (Ft. Myers) and Jon Groetzinge, (Englewood) have been selected as the 2023 Big Brother & Big Sister of the Year. Amanda and Jon have played a vital role in their Littles, Jazlyn’s and Austin’s lives, unlocking their potential. They can’t wait to see what the future holds for them. Being a Big Sister was always something on Amanda’s heart and, after Hurricane Irma, she decided it was time to give back to her community and was matched with her Little Sister Jazlyn. Jon become a mentor because he wanted to help build a strong community and help a young man. Jon has been Austin’s Big Brother for 10 years. When Austin was applying to colleges, Jon was there guiding him throughout the process. “I would not be the man I am today without the involvement of this organization. The things that I was able to do because of Big Brothers Big Sisters include going to college, a relationship with my Big Brother Jon that filled the paternal role I missed and getting to foster my love of music. It is my goal to give back to this organization for everything they have done for me,” said Little Brother Austin. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their future. To learn more or to become a Big, call 855•501•BIGS (2447) or visit