Former Professional Football Players Hit the Green to 'Swing for Kids' Sake': A Golf Tournament Benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward

Top Quote Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County invites you to participate in our annual golf tournament - Swing for Kids' Sake! All funds raised will go directly towards matching deserving children with caring adult mentors. End Quote
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL (1888PressRelease) April 05, 2013 - Miami Dolphins alumni Shawn Wooden and NFL alum Ki-Jana Carter will host Swing for Kids' Sake, a charity golf tournament benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. The event begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 am at the Weston Hills Country Club, a private equity championship club located in Weston and designed by Robert Trent Jones. Club accolades include hosting the PGA Honda Classic, Dan Marino Celebrity Invitational, LPGA Chrysler Plymouth Tournament of Champions and various other USGA Qualifying Events.

    Participants will enjoy a round of golf on the championship course with contest holes including two hole-in-one opportunities to win a new car, furnished by JM Family Enterprises and AutoNation. Players will also have the opportunity to golf with a Former Professional Football Player as part of the VIP foursome package.

    Following a morning of golf, Swing for Kids' Sake also includes a gourmet luncheon, awards, silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items and a 1 in 100 chance raffle for a 7 day Caribbean Cruise with ocean view aboard one of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line luxury ships. All the proceeds from the event will go directly to providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentorship relationships with a caring adult.

    "We are excited to bring our golf tournament back to the community," says CEO Ana Cedeņo. "Having corporations and partners from across South Florida come together at this beautiful country club to support our children; help us raise awareness and the much-needed donations to fund the life-changing mentorship Big Brothers Big Sisters provides."

    Top sponsors of this year's Swing for Kids' Sake include: Ultimate Software, Royal Caribbean International, Publix Super Markets, Inc., JM Family Enterprises, AutoNation, Marketing Matters, Perry Ellis International and S.C.G. & Associates.

    "We are about connecting similarly motivated people and organizations to provide a foundation for our children to achieve - they are the center and focus of all we do," says tournament host and Advisory Board member Shawn Wooden. "Our goal is to raise $40,000 and help 40 children achieve success in life."

    Sponsorship and player opportunities are available. For more information, email golf ( @ ) bbbsbroward dot org or call (954) 584-9990 ext dot 225 dot

    About Big Brothers Big Sisters
    Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation's largest donor-driven, volunteer-supported organization that changes the lives the children, teens and young adults. Its foundational belief is that every child has the inherent ability to succeed and thrive. By fostering one-to-one mentoring relationships, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County increases the odds of a child academically achieving, avoiding drugs and alcohol and strengthening their family. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in low-income households with a single parent or have an incarcerated parent. Meaningful relationships, ongoing evaluation and professional support provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to positively impact youth and the community. Studies show that adults mentored as children through Big Brothers Big Sisters are more likely to earn a four-year college degree, take part in strong personal relationships and give back to their community. Learn how you can change a child's life, donate or volunteer at

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