Big Brothers Big Sisters had a perfect day to host its 19th Annual Golf for Kids’ Sake Event on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Mercer County Elks Golf Course. There were over 80 golfers that participated in the event. This was all made possible with help of several sponsors including the event sponsor Katterhenry Investment Group. The event was also largely sponsored by Thieman Tailgates, The Marsh Foundation, Kohl’s Cares, Jim Christman – Realtor for Coldwell Banker Plus One, TruPointe, and Schwieterman Custom Body Shop. Not only did the golfers have a great time by they also helped to raise over $8,000 for the organization.
“This has been our best Golf for Kids’ Sake event in years. We had more golfers, teams, sponsors, and volunteers to help us reach our goal!” stated Executive Director, Abby Balster. “We would like to congratulate our 1st Place Winners – Thieman Tailgates, Kohl’s Cares, and a team of ladies – Pam Vossler, Holly Makley, Amy Burke, and Deb Hemmert.”
Several companies sponsored teams, holes, carts, or made in-kind donations. In addition, the golfers had a chance to win $10,000, thanks to Grand Lake Eye Care for sponsoring all our Hole-in-One Prizes again this year. Proceeds supported the numerous youth mentoring programs offered to children facing adversity in Mercer, Auglaize, and Van Wert Counties.
For more information about how you can help Big Brothers Big Sisters by phone at 419-394-2990 or e-mail at email@example.com. We are always looking for volunteers to mentor the 30 youth on our waiting list. Keep your eye for our next fundraising event: Dancing with the Big Stars, coming to the Overdrive on November, 15, 2014.