Letter: Grateful for community support of golf outing

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Allen County held its annual Golf For Kids’ Sake event on Saturday, June 4 at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Lima. Curtis Butler, chair of the Allen County Golf For Kids’ Sake Committee, as well as president of the BBBS Board of Directors, opened the event welcoming the 144 golfers that participated. The weather cooperated, and it was a great day for golf.

We would like to thank our wonderful event sponsors who helped to make this annual golf outing a success! Arby’s provided lunches, a sleeve of golf balls and gift cards to all 144 players. Buffalo Wild Wings provided the dinner after the day of golf, at its restaurant on Allentown for all players, as well as donating the Wings for a Year and gift cards for our charity holes.

Thank you also to event sponsors Lima Moose #199, Shawnee Properties and to Brianne Marshall: Allstate Insurance, who generously donated a sleeve of golf balls to all players. We are gratified for your support to this signature fundraiser.

Cheers are also sent to the various companies who were eagle, birdie and hole sponsors and to those that donated monetarily or had items for our silent auction.

Monies raised from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Allen County’s Golf for Kids’ Sake stays in Allen County and will be used to recruit, screen, match, coach and support the friendships (matches) between volunteer mentors and our most vulnerable children. More children need help each year; and because of you, we had a successful event!

Fran Biaglow


Biaglow is executive assistant for Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Ohio.