San Diego County CA— Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (BBBS of SDC) is hosting a day on the green at its 23rd Annual Golf Marathon at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, Friday, June 17.
The all-day event challenges participants to golf as many holes as they can with all funds raised benefiting San Diego children waiting to be matched with a Big Brother/Big Sister mentor. Since its inaugural year, this event has raised more than $2.1 million dollars to match mentors to San Diego youth.
“We look forward to this event each year. It’s heartwarming to see the outpouring of support from our community in terms of golfers willing to attempt 100 holes of golf and hundreds of businesses and individuals pledging to insure waiting children can be matched with Big Brothers and Big Sisters” said Deborah Condon, BBBS of SDC President and CEO.
This year, participating golfers will enjoy:
May incentive: The biggest fundraiser in May will get to throw out the First Pitch at the Padres game on June 6th (vs. the Atlanta Braves), with a visit to the field for batting practice and field level tickets!
All inclusive golf from sunrise to sunset – play 18 or go for 100!
- Tee Packages
- Awards and dinner banquet
- Special pricing on rooms and spa packages
- Course contests including longest drive, closest to the pin and so much more!
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks & course refreshments are all included
- Over $10,000 in prize giveaways
- Hole-in-One Prizes including a new CAR from Frank Toyota
There is no fee for golfers to sign up to play; however, golfers must raise a minimum of $1,500 in donations and many exceed this commitment. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a dedicated fundraising website to help golfers meet their goals with an online donation portal, fundraising tips and pledge materials.
Last year’s Golf Marathon raised $147,000 net and BBBS of SDC is hoping to surpass that amount this year. Those interested in signing up or donating to help positively impact children’s lives in the San Diego community and fund a child’s new mentoring opportunity can visit the Golf Marathon website (www.SDBigs.org/GM) to learn more.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Big Brothers Big Sisters has provided 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. For 55 years locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served children ages 7-18 through six distinct programs: Amachi (a program for children with an incarcerated parent), High School Bigs (after school 1:1 mentoring), Community Mentoring (the traditional 1:1 mentoring program), Operation Bigs (a program serving children whose parent(s) are active duty, retired, wounded or Gold star military), Beyond School Walls (workplace mentoring) and Sports Bigs (a sports and active lifestyle mentoring program).
Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer today at www.SDBigs.org, or call (858) 536-4900.