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May 06, 2011 - Swing for Kids' Sake Golf Tournament a BIG Success for Broward County

What: Golf Event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward, Inc.

Where: Deer Creek Golf Club

When: Friday, May 6, 2011

Beneficiary: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward, Inc.

Co-Chair(s): Shawn Wooden & Ki-Jana Carter

Executive Director: Ana Cedano

Sponsors: Royal Caribbean International, Ultimate Software, Publix Super Markets, Inc., JM Family Enterprises, Grant Thornton, Positive ID, MetroPCS, Maroone, Perry Ellis International & S.C.G. & Associates

Event Coordinator: Lisa Lachs

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Swing for Kids' Sake Golf Tournament a BIG Success for Broward County

$45,000 Raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters &

Hole-In-One Camry Winner

Miami Dolphins alumni Shawn Wooden & Ki-Jana Carter hosted Swing for Kids' Sake, a charity golf tournament, raising $45,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County.  But the local nonprofit wasn't the only winner of the day!  For the first time ever at Deer Creek Golf Club, there was a hole-in-one prize winner.  David Knightly of Southern Auto Finance Company walked away with a 2011 Toyota Camry, courtesy of JM Family Enterprises.

In addition to the big win during the afternoon of golf, MetroPCS hosted an on-course poker challenge, with the best hand winning a 4GLTE Samsung Galaxy Indulge and three months servicee.  Participants enjoyed dinner, raffle prizes, awards and a silent auction.  All proceeds from the event provide childreevent was a huyge succn facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentorship relationships with a caring adult.

"The event was a huge success," says Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Ana Cedeno.  "It was made even more meaningful having our co-chairs speak of the personal impact Big Brothers Big Sisters has had on their lives, including Ki-Jana's experience as a Little Brother.  We are thrilled to have the support of our community so we can work collectively to help more children achieve success in life."

The funds raised at Swing for Kids' Sake will create, manage and sustain 40 mentoring relationships in Broward County.  Top sponsors of this year's Swing for Kids' Sake including Royal Caribbean International, Ultimate Software, Publix Super Markets, Inc., JM Family Enterprises, Grant Thornton, Positive ID, MetroPCS, Maroone, Perry Ellis International & S.C.G. & Associates.

Tournament host and board member Shawn Wooden said, "We are so grateful to our partners for investing in Big Brothers Big Sisters and the future of our community by contributing to a child's lifelong success.  We hope to make next year's Swing for Kids' Sake an even bigger success and raise more money for the organization."

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