BBBS in full swing: A fundraising hole in one

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By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario - The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Cornwall and District annual DQ Golf for Kids' Sake raised an impressive $25,186 on Wednesday.

The Cornwall Golf and Country Club was home to the event's 20th edition.

BBBS' signature fundraiser, besides the Bowl for Kids' Sake in February, drew 160 golfers and 30 volunteers.

"It's important to have these tournaments for our agency because we need the support," said Amanda Brisson, BBBS executive director. "We have 440 kids that we're serving right now in this community and they need us to keep rallying for them. The only way to do that is have these events."

The local agency offers seven free mentoring programs to children and youth. It opened in Cornwall in 1973 under the moniker: Big Brothers of Cornwall and District. In 1984, the service was also provided to girls.

As golfers enjoyed an 18 hole round in the sunshine, the 37 teams also took part in a photo booth with tons of zany props (check out our slideshow above).

"BBBS is going strong. We're 41 years old. And people love to come back and support us," said Brisson. "This day is not possible without our sponsors, especially Dairy Queen Cornwall, TC Media, and Scotiabank."

For a third year in a row, DQ was the event's title sponsor. Owner Nolan Quinn, who is also the United Way of SDG campaign chair, didn't have much luck on the green. But he still considered the fundraiser a 'hole in one' success.

"It helps out with their programming, and the kids are our future - so if we can set them up with a really fun childhood, they're more prone to help us when we get older," said Quinn. "BBBS and their mentoring programs really help with that. Try to support them if you can, they're a great organization."

Rick Shaver, general manager of TC Media - Cornwall, couldn't agree more.

"Within the community there are always associations that TC Media likes to help out, and BBBS has always been on the forefront," said Shaver. "They do a great job. We're very lucky they let us affiliate with them."

For more information on BBBS or to volunteer, call 613-933-8035 or visit bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/cornwall.

Organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters

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