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Community Commitment | Big Brothers Big Sisters Topgolf

EKS&H Team at Top Golf

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado injected new excitement into a long-standing fundraiser this fall by launching “Topgolf for Kids’ Sake,” a three-hour event held at Topgolf Centennial on October 24 and 25. This event took the place of the bowl-a-thon of past years. Continuing its long tradition of participation with the organization, EKS&H sponsored the fundraiser on its inaugural night, October 24, and fielded six teams of golfers to support the valuable one-on-one mentoring programs provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.

With a local presence beginning in 1918, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been serving the youth of Colorado for almost 100 years. Currently operating out of offices in Englewood and Colorado Springs, it is the largest and oldest youth mentoring agency in the state, with a mission to provide children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-on-one relationships that impact their lives in a range of positive ways.

In 2017, the organization will support nearly 2,000 mentoring relationships between youth facing adversity and adult volunteers. These mentorships produce amazing outcomes for the young people involved, including an improved sense of self, more positive family and peer relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors, and increased educational success.

Ties between EKS&H and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado go back many years. EKS&H partners, directors, and managers have served and continue to serve on the organization’s board; employees volunteer individually in the mentorship program; and EKS&H has been a sponsor of the annual fundraiser, formerly a bowl-a-thon and now Topgolf, for over five years.

“Employees were really excited about the new golf format this year,” notes Patrick McFarlen, director at EKS&H Capital Advisors LLC and current board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado. “They filled the maximum allowed six teams of six players and raised more than $8,000.” To add some more fun and motivation to the event, there were awards for the teams that raised the most and that dressed up in the most creative costumes.

“Topgolf for Kids’ Sake” is a win-win charitable event where participants have fun golfing while also giving back to the community by raising more than $150,000 for this beneficial cause.

For more information, please visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado website.