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Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County and Sycuan Host 21st Annual Golf Marathon
Golfers Attempt to Complete 100 Holes in One Day to Raise Funds for San Diego Children
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has teamed up with the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation to host its 21st annual Golf Marathon event at the Rancho Bernardo Inn on Friday, June 20, 2014. The all-day event challenges participants to golf up to 100 holes from sunrise to sunset, with all funds raised benefiting San Diego children waiting to be matched with a Big Brother/Big Sister mentor.
“The Golf Marathon is always an exciting time of the year for us,” said Deborah Condon, CEO and President of BBBS of SDC. “We’re continually overwhelmed by the support we receive from golfers and others in the community who donate, as well as corporate sponsors who help to fund the event itself and provide prize incentives for our participants. And of course, we’re grateful for the ongoing support we receive from the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, who help to make this event possible year after year.”
Participants at this year’s Golf Marathon can expect the following:
- Food and drinks throughout the day
- Special appearance by Jeromey Clary, offensive guard for the San Diego Chargers
- Contests and raffles, including a hole-in-one challenge for the chance to win a new car
- Cocktail reception and dinner
- Full access to the Rancho Bernardo Inn spa for those who prefer not to golf
- Tee package for all participants who raise at least $2,000
- Special awards and prizes for top fundraisers, including a U.S. Bank Dream Suite package for up to 18 people at a Padres vs. Giants game, a two-night stay at the Hyatt Indian Wells Resort, and two round-trip flights from Jet Blue
There is no fee for golfers to sign up to play; however, golfers must raise a minimum of $2,000 in order to participate on the day of the event, which covers the $1,550 it costs to match a child with a BBBS mentor for one year. Last year’s Golf Marathon event raised over $165,000, which was enough to match 100 children in San Diego with BBBS mentors. The organization is hoping to surpass that amount next month and add to the over $1 million the Golf Marathon has raised to date.
Those interested in signing up or donating to help impact children’s lives in the San Diego community and fund a child’s new mentoring opportunity can visit the Golf Marathon website or www.sdbigs.org to learn more.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. The nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches in building safe, enduring relationships. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children ages 7-18 through six distinct programs: Amachi (a program for children with an incarcerated parent), Bigs in Schools & High School Bigs (an after school 1:1 mentoring program), Community Mentoring (the traditional 1:1 mentoring program), Operation Bigs (a program serving children whose active military parents are deployable), and Sports Bigs (a sports and active lifestyle mentoring program). Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life,donate or volunteer today atwww.SDBigs.org or call (858) 536-4900.