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3M Golf for Kids Sake 2014

May 31, 2014, 9:00 a.m. @ Mapleview Golf & Country Club in Perth

The fun filled day is a shot gun start and the $80 registration fee includes a continental breakfast, BBQ lunch, a cart and 18 holes. There is a chance to bid on West Jet tickets on the silent auction table, and an opportunity to win a Lazy Boy Chair in a special draw.

3M Perth is once again the title sponsor, supporting us and our goal of ensuring that “every child in Lanark County that needs a mentor has a mentor”. Many local businesses can continue to support the event through sponsoring holes, donating prizes, or entering teams.  All proceeds go to support our local mentoring programs, which means the money raised stays in our community to help our friends and neighbours here in Lanark County.

Mentoring programs are about prevention and building resilience.  The research indicates that by providing children and youth with positive role models, mentoring programs demonstrate to them that they are valued, and that they possess the strength to overcome the obstacles they will undoubtedly face as they grow older.  Mentoring also plays an important role in the future direction a child will decide to take later on in life, paving the way to a future full of possibilities.   

Children who have been in mentoring programs see real, positive change. The children involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters go on to graduate from high school at a rate of 20% higher than the national average. 78% of those children who came from a social assistance background no longer rely on this form of income and a disproportionately high number of former Littles graduate from college or university compared to others in their age group. 

On the other hand, children who are denied the benefit of a positive role model are children who will continue to be deemed “at risk”, and not children “on the brink of success”.  Our agency does not receive sustainable government funding, so we rely on events like this golf tournament to fund our programs. Last year, more than 15 volunteers worked tirelessly to put on the event, which raised over $10,000 for mentoring programs in Lanark County.

Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters can have BIG results. It can be as simple as a game of golf. :)  For more information about the tournament, or about other ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County, please call Jennifer at 613-283-0570.

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