By Paul Schmitt
Connections from Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Door County is staying strong in the summer. With area schools letting out for the semester, the Big Brothers Big Sisters participants at Southern Door and other area schools are working to keep the relationship connected the next three months. Patty O’Rourke, the Door County coordinator, says the “bigs” and “littles” work to keep in touch during the summer.
O’Rourke says, in the past six years, Southern Door has gone from 20 matches in 2012 to 65 this year. You can find contact information on becoming a Big Brothers or Big Sisters in Door County and/or volunteer for upcoming events online with this story. $$
Thursday, June 7 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Brat Fry at Marchant’s Meats, Sturgeon Bay – serving from 11am to 1:30pm – enjoy a yummy brat for lunch, and proceeds will benefit our Door County program
Saturday, June 16 – The Red Putter turns “purple” for the day – 10am to 10pm – $1 per game AND $1 per hole-in-one will be donated to our Door County program
Monday, June 25 – Door County Tavern League 4 Person Scramble at Maxwelton Braes, Baileys Harbor – 11am shotgun start – our Door County program is one of the charity partners for this event. Form a team, and enjoy the day, including raffles, betting holes, and a picnic supper around 5pm.
Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 – Help needed, passing out water and Gatorade to runners in the Door County Triathlon – All volunteers receive a free t-shirt, and are welcome to stop down to Murphy Park before or after their shift for free food in the food tent (pulled pork sandwiches, corn on the cob and beer/soda). Door County BBBS is one of the charity partners.
For more information about these, and other ways to volunteer, call Patty O’Rourke: (920) 489-3545.