Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Golf Classic was a great success!

Thank you everyone for so much support at our most recent fundraising event, the Golf Classic! For those of you who couldn't make it, here is a little about what the Golf Classic is all about. 

The tournament was held at Avalon Golf Course in Burlington, WA and organized by board member Stan Chronister.  It was the first event that saw dramatic gains under the watch of recent addition Bliss Goldstein CEO. “Every time I heard the clink of a golf ball being hit, I thought ‘there’s one more at-risk kid we can help,’” said Goldstein.  “This amazing turn out says to me that the community wants Big Brothers Big Sisters to succeed and to help these children succeed by giving them their very own personal mentors.”

The Golf Classic is a board driven event, designed to put as little pressure as possible on the staff of BBBS, who are already running lean to stay viable during difficult economic times.  The board has recently felt a resurgence of devotion and dedication to seeing BBBS succeed while other non-profits are struggling.  All board members committed to seeking donations, teams, sponsors, and players which resulted in a net profit increasing 178% increase from last year’s efforts.  “We had wonderful sponsor support from the local community this year, the best turnout we've ever had for golfers, and it made for a very successful day for BBBSNW,” said Stan Chronister, who organized the event.

To see more pictures from the event, visit our Facebook page! 

BBBS serves 300 children throughout Whatcom county annually and matches children whose futures are at risk with the childhood they deserve.  BBBS has the BIG goal of providing a mentor for every child in the community who wants or needs one.  After all, every child needs someone to look up to.

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