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Golfing for a BIG Cause

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On June 8th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County is holding their 25th annual Golf Marathon where supporters will attempt to golf 100 holes in a single day at Sycuan Golf Resort.

This popular event has raised over $2.4 million to provide mentors to more than 2,000 children in San Diego County. Golfers are challenged to play as many holes of golf in one day as they can while raising funds to help match children who are waiting for a mentor from Big Brothers Big Sisters.

This year, they have announced that Bill Walton, San Diego native and retired basketball player will emcee the event. Walkton played for the Portland Trailblzers, San Diego Clippers, the relocated Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics. Walton is one of only four players in the history of basketball to have won multiple NCAA and multiple NBA Championships.

There is no fee for participating in the marathon. Golfers raise a minimum of $2,000 in donations (for the full marathon) or $1,000 (for the half marathon) and many exceed this commitment. Special prizes are awarded to the top Golf Marathon fundraisers as an incentive for golfers to go above and beyond their fundraising goals.

“With the generous support of family and friends, we raised a total of $4,095 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego! It’s an incredible feeling knowing we are making a difference and helping others!”

– Jeff Smith and son Braden Smith

2018 Golf Marathon Features: 

  • “Half-Marathon” Option Available 1-4PM
  • All inclusive golf at Sycuan Golf Resort from sunrise to sunset– play 18 or go for 100!
  • Tee Packages
  • Awards and dinner banquet
  • Special pricing on rooms and spa packages
  • Course contests including longest drive, closest to the pin and so much more!
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks & course refreshments are all included
  • Over $10,000 in prize giveaways
  • Four Hole-in-One Prizes

Hundreds of children are waiting to be matched with a mentor in San Diego. By golfing or donating, you can help get these children off the wait-list. Your gift funds the recruitment, screening and training of qualified volunteers, followed by monthly support to ensure every match is safe and thriving.

For more information, contact Talia Hazard at (858) 536-4900 x205, or TaliaH@SDBigs.org.

Michelle Stansbury is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] with story ideas!

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