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Communications Studies students raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Golf Fore Kids Sake is a project developed for class at Ohio University Pickerington Center

Students in Communication Studies Professor Candice Thomas-Maddox’s COMS 405 class at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center are trying to make a fundraising hole-in-one for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County. The Meeting and Event Planning Class is putting together a golf outing benefit for the child mentoring organization.

Golf Fore Kids Sake is May 19 at Valley View Golf Course on George Road in Lancaster. The event begins at noon. The cost to play is $55 per person and $220 per team. All proceeds from the event are going to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“It’s definitely an adventure,” said Jordan Green, a student in the class. “A lot goes into it.”

Students sold sponsorships for each hole and organized a 50/50 raffle for the event. The sponsorships cost $100 a hole and all 18 holes have been sold.

“Last Spring, students in the COMS 405 class hosted a Bowl for Kids Sake event for Ohio University-Lancaster students. By the end of the project, students had grown passionate about the mission of Big Brothers/Big Sisters,” said Thomas-Maddox. “I was thrilled when Anna Tobin [executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters] contacted me to see if we would be interested in continuing our partnership this year. Through their research, the students found that other Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations host a Golf Fore Kids Sake outing, and I am so proud of their accomplishments thus far.”

‘We just feel it’s a good cause. It really gives kids that have been dealt less than ideal circumstances an opportunity to grow,” said Green.

The registration deadline to play in the event is May 10.

Anyone with questions about the event can e-mail golfforekidssake@gmail.com.