160 golfers, volunteers hit links for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin (BBBSNEW) raised more than $47,000 during its 31st annual Golf For Kids’ Sake fundraiser held June 11 at Thornberry Creek at Oneida in support of youth mentoring programs.
The event highlighted the need for mentors. There are more than 85 children on the waiting list to be matched right now. BBBSNEW served a record high 602 children and was awarded a national Quality Award in 2017 for excellence in leadership and programming. The event raised critical funding with all proceeds from Golf For Kids’ Sake benefitting mentoring programs in Brown, Door and Shawano counties.
“Golf for Kids’ Sake is not only a fun way to raise money to support our programs, but it’s also a great way to raise awareness about the need for mentoring in our community,” said Katie Hess, executive director. “We can all play a role in helping our future generations reach their full potential. It’s thanks to many supporters and advocates both on and off the golf course that events like this are successful.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin greatly appreciates sponsorship support from: Schneider, the Green Bay Packers, Green Bay Packaging, KI, WBAY TV-2 and WIXX 101 FM.
Participants took part in a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes of golf on the championship Legends course. Activities included use the pro’s drive including average distances for male and female pro golfers, beat the beer man and beer woman, hole-in-one contest sponsored by Broadway Automotive and raffles including meat and spirits and golf get-aways to Kohler and Door County. The following participants were recognized:
- Longest Drive Men: Joe Fruin
- Longest Drive Women: Cindy Egnarski
- Longest Putt: Terry MacDonald
- Closest to the Pin Second Shot: Brock Stahlke
- 1st Place: Joel Steber, Jason McKeefry, Terry Gerbers, Gray Wesa (Bank First National)
- 2nd Place: Josh Doxtator, Jim Jansen, Jim Murphy, Pete Hartmann (Thornberry Creek at Oneida)
Golf For Kids’ Sake 2019 is set for Monday, June 10, once again at Thornberry Creek at Oneida. Questions about this event may be directed to Deb Polster at 920-489-3544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin is the premier youth mentoring organization serving Brown, Door and Shawano counties, recognized nationally for quality in 2017. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Founded in 1972, we are a 100 percent donor and volunteer supported nonprofit organization.