Local Business Owner Charters Locomotive for Big Brothers Big Sisters Student/Mentor Outing with Bentley Systems and VideoRay
Local business owner, philanthropist and “big brother” Scott Bentley will be hosting an upcoming Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS IR) student/mentor end of school year celebration ride and luncheon on the Colebrookdale Railroad. The event includes 45 students from two local schools who participate in the BBBS IR youth mentoring program, and their volunteer mentors from two local companies: VideoRay, based in Pottstown and owned by Scott Bentley, and Exton-based Bentley Systems.
Scott Bentley, owner of VideoRay, said, “My brothers at Bentley Systems and I are proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, particularly the Beyond School Walls programs at Bentley Systems in Exton and at VideoRay in Pottstown. I’ve been involved with the program since 1980, as a “big,” a donor, a board member, and an advocate for at-risk children in Pottstown. This train ride will bring the big/little matches from two great companies, and the Colebrookdale Railroad together for fun and educational trip.”
Marcus Allen, CEO of BBBS IR said, “We are grateful to have Scott Bentley and his family to be such long-standing supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters. For over 35-years, Scott has added significant value to our agency through a variety of ways including being a big brother, serving on our Governing Board of Directors, starting Beyond School Walls workplace mentoring programs at his family’s companies, launching an innovative college mentoring program at The University of Pennsylvania, and making generous financial contributions over the years. This train ride is yet another way to expose our kids to something new and exciting, while giving them the opportunity to learn about an industry they probably wouldn’t have otherwise.”
The students and mentors will board the train at the historic Colebrookdale Railroad in Boyertown for an hour train ride and lunch. They will travel to Memorial Park in Pottstown where they will depart.
The event concludes a school year of student/mentor relationship-building activities hosted twice monthly by VideoRay and Bentley Systems at their respective worksite locations.
Available for interviews on-site:
- Marcus Allen, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Scott Bentley, Owner and CEO, VideoRay (www.videoray.com)
- Nathaniel Guest, Executive Director, Colebrookdale Railroad
Tuesday, June 5
- Students and mentors meet at Colebrookdale Railroad: 11:45 a.m.
- Train departs: 12 p.m.
- Train arrives in Pottstown Memorial Park: around 1 p.m.
Train departs from:
64 South Washington St.
Boyertown, PA 19512
Train arrives at:
Pottstown Memorial Park Platform
75 W. King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464