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3M Golf for the Kids 2013 a BIG Success!

 Thank you 3M - we couldn't have done it without you!

 Mapleview Golf Course, Perth, ON:  Supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County were on hand to enjoy a fun day of golf at Mapleview in Perth on Saturday. Over 130 golfers took part, and enjoyed the sunshine while supporting a great local children’s charity.

3M Canada in Perth was this year’s title sponsor, and sent three teams to participate, as well as donated items for the very popular take home bags that each golfer gets.

The participants were well fed during the day. Tim Hortons donated the coffee and muffins, Garden Market Smiths Falls provided fresh fruit for dessert and a mid morning snack. National Grocers provided pop and chips, and Blair & Sons donated water and ice.

There were many games that added to the day’s fun, including a chance to win $10,000 in cash from AVIVA Canada and a card game with prizes donated by Canadian Tire Smiths Falls and Jack FM.

Many local businesses supported the event through sponsoring holes, donating prizes, or entering teams. “The community cares about the programs we provide for the children in Lanark County,” says Robin Heald, Resource Development Manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Last year we offered mentoring programs to 300 children throughout the County. People appreciate that their money stays in the community to help their friends and neighbours.”

Mentoring programs cost money. Each volunteer that offers to work with a child through our agency is carefully screened and evaluated for the safety of the children by a trained social worker. Thorough background checks are conducted, along with interviewing and training. Children are also given safety training, and go through an interview process, along with their families, to ensure that each match is set up to be successful. Matches are then monitored closely to ensure its success, and the safety and well being of the child. National Standards are followed throughout the process.

The agency does not receive sustainable government funding, so replies on events like this golf tournament to fund its programs.

More than 15 volunteers worked tirelessly to put on the event, which raised over $10,000 for the local charity.

Prizes were awarded for;

Winning team

1. Jay Morrison

2. Brad Larcoque

3. Scott Brown

4. Dave Donaldson

Mens’ Longest Hole

Dan Laforest and Spencer Richmond

Women’s Longest Drive

Kim Morrison

Closest to the pin

Andy Brown and Brad Hill

The agency announced a new fall fundraiser, a Golf Marathon for those brave enough to golf all day. The date will be posted on their website in the coming weeks.

For more information about mentoring programs offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, please contact their local office at 613-283-0570.

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