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Big Mike’s, MST team up to donate $1,200 to Seneca Mentoring Youth Links




Owners Danny Perry of Big Mike's (left) and Chris Chase of MST (right) presented SMYL Mentor Coordinator Dawn Lykins with a check for $1,200. (Contributed Photo)

Tiffin, Ohio — Seneca Mentoring Youth Links (SMYL) has received a generous donation of $1,200, thanks to a collaborative effort between two Tiffin establishments.

Big Mike’s and MST, local businesses known for their community involvement, joined forces to raise funds for SMYL, a mentoring program dedicated to supporting youth in Seneca County.

During the month of February, Big Mike’s pledged to donate one dollar for every pound of chicken chunks sold. This initiative aimed to contribute to the betterment of Seneca County’s young population.

The fundraising effort culminated in a check presentation ceremony, where Danny Perry, the owner of Big Mike’s, and Chris Chase, owner of MST, presented the donation to SMYL Mentor Coordinator Dawn Lykins.

Lykins expressed her gratitude for the support provided by community partners like Big Mike’s and MST, recognizing the profound impact they have on the lives of local youth.

“Community partners such as Big Mike’s and MST make a difference in the lives of others. SMYL appreciates and admires their commitment to make an impact for Seneca County youth. Together, we can help youth make better choices for a brighter future,” Lykins said.

As an initiative of the Seneca County Family and Children First Council, SMYL focuses on providing mentoring opportunities to young individuals aged 6 to 17 in Seneca County. The program’s primary objective is to assist and guide these young minds, enabling them to make informed decisions and shape a promising future for themselves. By offering support, mentorship, and guidance, SMYL aims to foster personal growth and instill the values necessary for a successful life.

Those interested in becoming volunteers or mentees can access applications on the Seneca County Family and Children First Council’s website at Alternatively, inquiries can be directed to the SMYL team via email at Additional information about the program can be found on their Facebook page at

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