Pictured L to R:  Lisa Warntjes – BBBS, LeAnne Dietrich – Michels Corporation, Tammy Young – BBBS,
Amy Jessen – Michels Corporation, Jennifer Smith – BBBS, Joscelyn Deanovich – BBBS

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Fond du Lac County turned out to be the biggest winner at the annual Michels Employee Golf Outing held on June 16 at The Golf Club of Camelot.

Once again showing their generosity and community spirit, Michels employees purchased $2,060 in 50/50 raffle tickets from company volunteers, including LeAnne Dietrich, Executive Assistant. By design, $1,030 was to be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County and $1,030 awarded to the winning ticket-holder. That is until Michels employee Dan Schwartz won the 50/50 raffle and elected to donate $930 of his winnings back to BBBS.

“It gave me goose bumps!” said Tammy Young, Executive Director for BBBS. “I was blown away by the generosity of the Michels employees. Not only Dan, who gave his winnings back, but all the employees that participated.

“BBBS is in growth mode and the money that was raised will go a long way towards helping more kids,” said Young. “Thanks for making a BIG difference in the life of a child!”

BBBS assists children with social, emotional and character development through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults.  Children in the program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, many coming from single parent households, living at or below poverty level.  BBBS matches children with a Big Brother, Sister, Couple or Family in a community or school based program.  Children aged six through 13 can enroll in the program through a parent or guardian referral.  Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license for the community-based program, 16 years old for the school-based program.  For more information about the program or to volunteer, call 920-922-8200 or visit www.bbbsfdl.org.