Swing For Kids’ Sake Breaks Records With $97k+ Raised For Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Broward

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward broke all records at its annual Swing for Kids’ Sake golf tournament by raising more than $97,000 – the most funds raised since the inception of the tournament in 2010 – all to support the professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.  The annual tournament, chaired by Big Brothers Big Sisters longtime board member John Corrado, attracted 112 golfers to the Country Club at Weston Hills.  “We’re very grateful to John and all of our golfers, sponsors and contributors who made this fundraiser incredibly successful,” said Malena Mendez, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward. “It was a gorgeous day and a super-fun event, especially our closest-to-the-pin golf ball drop.”  Approximately 500 golf balls were purchased for a chance to win a cash prize in this closest-to-the-pin contest.  After golfers completed their round of golf, the golf balls were dropped by a helicopter, causing quite a spectacle as guests and golfers surrounded the area to watch.  Three people were winners – Carmen Miller, Debra Van Horn and Lori Adelson – as their golf balls landed equidistant from the hole.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County is dedicated to creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.  Its larger vision is for all youth to achieve their full potential.