Lea a Washburn Big with her Little Adriana.

AUBURN — Big Brothers Big Sister of Mid-Maine (BBBSMM) will host its first Androscoggin fundraising golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 25th. The event will raise money for the work they do providing support for local children facing adversity.

The event will be held at Martindale Country Club, located in Auburn. It will include a light breakfast, grill lunch, silent auction, an awards ceremony and reception. The format for the tournament is a four-player, 18-hole best ball scramble with course challenges. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the shot gun start begins at 10 a.m.

The golf tournament is part of the annual campaign to raise funds to promote and support all of BBBS of Mid-Maine programs.

BBBSMM works locally with children (Littles) at Washburn Elementary, Auburn, with Big mentor volunteers from Edward Little High School and with Littles at Longley, Lewiston and Bigs from Bates College.

BBBSMM provides strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships. BBBSMM programs are proven to have a positive and dramatic impact on academic performance, attitudes and life-long behaviors.

“This first Golf Tournament in Androscoggin will be a fun and important annual event to support BBBSMM programs,” Androscoggin Manager Jennifer Cartmell, said. “We appreciate the generosity of the many people involved with the upcoming golf event including the golf teams, sponsors, silent auction donors and the volunteers. Through this event’s fundraising, we will be able to make significant differences in local children’s lives.”

Additional teams and sponsors are needed. BBBSMM welcomes any and all businesses, individuals and organizations to participate and sponsor the event or offer items/services to the Silent Auction portion of the golf tournament.

The Silent Auction at the event will include a foursome of Golf at the Boothbay Harbor Country Club, a custom jewelry piece crafted by a former BBBS manager now teaching jewelry design at MECA, a Pamper Me package and more including an item(s) being sent by Steve Grogan, former Patriot Quarterback.

“The work Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is doing in Androscoggin for children facing adversity is so very important,” stated Grogan. “Though I cannot participate in the golf tournament at Martindale this year, I am hoping I will be golfing with the organization in Lewiston/Auburn next year to help the programs that are changing lives of children for the better, forever.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s mission is to provide children facing adversity in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset and Waldo counties with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

For more information on the golf tournament, to volunteer, or to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of local children facing adversity, contact Jennifer Cartmell at 207-653-3857 or email: [email protected]

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