Allentown, PA– September 26 – More than 140 golfers and 50 corporate partners gathered at Woodstone Country Club on Monday, September 11th for a fundraiser supporting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lehigh Valley. Together, they raised $112,304 at the 14th annual Golf for Kids’ Sake, one of the organization’s biggest fundraisers of the year, presented by Service Electric.
Currently, there are 250 boys waiting to be matched with a mentor who can teach them life skills through their participation in sports activities and events in the community. Funds raised provides the resources needed to match kids with mentors in a new program, Sports Buddies, specifically designed to address the demand for Big Brothers to be matched with boys who spend an average of 18 months on a waiting list.
“Proceeds from this tournament will match boys with a trusted friend who can teach them valuable lessons in life – a mentor who can offer support to help them overcome challenges and adversity, Susan continues, “Sports has proven to promote physical and emotional health as well as a sense of community that young boys and volunteers need now more than ever.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley has partnered with parents/guardians, schools, corporations, and others in the Lehigh Valley to pair children (Littles) with qualified, trained volunteers (Bigs), and monitor these one-to-one relationships throughout their journey.
“I’m nervous and excited to meet my Big! I look forward to having someone to hang out with who will help me get healthier!” – Little2B Isaiah
CLICK HERE if you’d like to learn more about the Sports Buddies program.
Founded in 1971, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley is a part of a national organization working to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future. Joining parents with our staff, we match each child with a mentor to foster a friendship built on trust, learning and growth. Together, we are Defenders of Potential.
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