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Pin Seekers G.O.L.F Academy To Host 2015 Winter Academy Graduation Ceremony

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana and Pin Seekers G.O.L.F will proudly introduce the newest graduating class of the Pin Seekers G.O.L.F Academy this Saturday, March 5 at 5:00 pm at Touchet Golf (4824 Illinois Rd). The ceremony will recognize the Little Brothers, Little Sisters and other minority youth who have completed the five-week academy and demonstrated a better understanding of the fundamentals of golf and the lifelong benefits of the game. Through this program, Pin Seekers G.O.L.F aims to introduce minority youth and other underserved demographics to new opportunities for growth and personal improvement through golf.


Pin Seekers G.O.L.F is a golf club that seeks to introduce the game of golf and its principles to individuals and underserved communities – those who may have never even considered golf as an option. The club operates under the belief that the lessons learned through the game can be translated into other areas of life; the same principles that drive success on the links can also lead to personal development, an improved work ethic and success in life. The club summarizes its core values through the acronym “G.O.L.F:” Golf is the core focus of the club, which creates Opportunities for ourselves and others while cultivating Leadership and Fellowship both on and off the course.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana is a nonprofit organization that serves children in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley counties in Indiana and Branch, Hillsdale and St. Joseph counties in Michigan. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one to one relationships with measureable impact. To learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at

For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that the ability to succeed and thrive in live is inherent in all children. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes including higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, educational success and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated.