Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize & Van Wert at their Golf for Kids Sake event were able to raise $6,000 to put towards the various youth mentoring programs that Big Brothers Big Sisters offers in Mercer, Auglaize & Van Wert Counties.

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The men’s winning team included Rick Schwieterman, Brent Lefeld, Paul Volbert and Aaron Wourms. The women’s winning team included Deb Kramer, Treva Fortkamp, Lynn Darby and Cindy Huelsman. The Co-Ed winning team included Justin Bruggeman, John Hewitt, Kathy Kuhn and Steve Kuhn.

Next year’s event is scheduled for July 12, 2019  at the Mercer County Elks.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to offer mentors to over 300 children throughout Mercer, Auglaize & Van Wert Counties and currently need BIGS in our One-on-one Program and Lunch Club. This school year they are starting a Lunch Club with Coldwater Schools and St. Marys City Schools.

If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child, please contact the agency at 419-584-2447 or

2018 Golf for Kids’ Sake Sponsors

Corporate Sponsor

Celina Eagles, Katterhenry Investment Group, LCS INC., Celina Moose, Reynolds & Reynolds 

Birdie Sponsors

Thieman Tailgates

Event Sponsors

Emerson, St. Henry Tile, Minster Service Club, Post Printing, The Marsh Foundation, VFW 5713

Par Sponsors

Schwieterman Custom  Body Shop and Jane Clune.

Big Sponsors

Setex, Superior Credit Union, People’s Bank


Cart Sponsors

Paul and Sandy Albers, Cindy Manbeck, F.O.E. 691 Wapak Eagles, Jane Clune, Superior Credit Union, Kiwanis Club of Celina, Chris Noble, Peg Larkin, Schwieterman Custom Body Shop


Grand Lake Eye Care-Dr. Gerlach


Sacked Lunches

Derringer Company