Seven might not seem like a large number, but to the people in Barnwell County the Big Seven Association is larger than life. The association began in 1989 when seven softball coaches and team managers put down their gloves and picked up the cause of bettering the lives of those in need in Barnwell County. “We were starting to feel some aches and pains when we played ball anyway,” laughs association president James Wallace, “but we also wanted to do something to touch the lives of people.” They started with young people. They stepped down from managing those on the ball fields to cutting the grass on the diamonds so young men would have a place to play. Wallace says that, many times, simple things made the biggest difference. “We started having cookouts every Saturday as soon as the kids got out of school and we would chaperone 25 to 30 kids from (age) 1 to 13 and just let them have fun.” Wallace adds that they hired DJs and hosted teen parties as well. “We didn’t want to leave anybody out,” he insists.
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The Big 7 Association provides needed scholarships to our youth and are valid supports of quality education. We believe in our kids and are here to assist them in any way possible.