Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine (BBBSMM) invites local businesses, organizations and individuals to sign up to Golf Fore Kids’ Sake on Friday, Sept. 25 at Samoset Resort Golf Club in Rockport. The annual fundraiser, presented by Machias Savings Bank, will directly support Midcoast community-based mentoring programs, as well as school-based programs that serve children at Boothbay Region Elementary School in Boothbay, Nobleboro Elementary School in Nobleboro, Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta, and Miller Elementary School in Waldoboro.
Teams are comprised of four golfers and registration includes course challenges and lunch. The tournament will feature pre-scheduled tee-times and lunch on the course to allow social distancing. Sponsorship opportunities are available and greatly support the event.
BBBSMM Executive Director Gwendolyn Hudson said Golf Fore Kids’ Sake is among the agency’s largest fundraisers and is critical this year to help offset a substantial financial shortfall due to cancelled fundraising events affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are expecting a loss of $150,000 in funding this year due to rescheduled and canceled events. Funding is especially critical at this time to continue to support our most vulnerable children, our Littles, when they need their mentors the most,” Hudson said. “Whether you golf, sponsor, donate or volunteer, participating in Golf Fore Kids’ Sake this year will help keep kids connected.”
To register a team, or sponsor the Samoset event, contact Sophie at 207.236.2227 ext. 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Businesses can also support Golf Fore Kids’ Sake by donating auction items. Event volunteers are welcome. For more information, visit bbbsmidmaine.org or call 207.236.2227.