Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am
THE KIND SIDE
Actor Quinton Aaron, who portrayed Michael “Big Mike” Oher in the hit film The Blind Side, also starring Sandra Bullock, will be at Quaker Steak and Lube, 1121 W. Lincolnshire Blvd., on Saturday, April 6, from 6-8 p.m. to promote anti-bullying. Bullied as a child and admitting that he also bullied others, Aaron founded The Quinton Aaron Foundation to help educate youngsters on bullying and to work to find meaningful solutions to this national epidemic. Now on a nationwide anti-bullying tour, Aaron will stop at the Springfield restaurant and sign autographs and take photographs with fans. Fans can also purchase a chance to win a motorcycle or $10,000 that the foundation will give away in June in Tampa. Proceeds from the national fundraiser will go to the foundation.