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TeamMates fundraiser coming


Sidney’s TeamMates program is holding a fundraiser Aug. 4.

The program connects Sidney’s at-risk youth with needed mentors.

“There’s about 10,000 matches across Nebraska, Iowa and a little bit of Kansas,” Brad Sherman, TeamMates chairperson, said. “Almost every school system in Nebraska has the program in it.”

Mentors are asked for a commitment of three years, Sherman said, and meet with their youths for at least one hour a week.

Ideally, mentors are paired wth youths from the start of fifth grade through graduation.

“The main goal is to put one more positive role model in a...

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