Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine (BBBSMM) will celebrate the life of Cassidy Charette by raising money and awareness for local youth mentoring programs at a mini golf fundraiser “Putt 4 Cass” on Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream & Mini Golf in Waterville. (Rain date May 20). Cassidy was a junior at Messalonskee High School when she was killed in a hayride accident Oct. 11, 2014. Since her passing her school and its surrounding communities continue to honor and remember the teen whose passion was helping others.
The second annual mini golf event invites schools, businesses, athletic teams, clubs and organizations to form mini golf teams of four players, choose their preferred hour to golf, register online and raise funds for local BBBS mentoring programs, then join the community on May 19 to “Putt 4 Cass.” Last year’s event raised over $25,000 for local programming.
“Putt 4 Cass” will include course challenges with hourly prizes, ShineOnCass t-shirts for team fundraising, and Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream. Presenting sponsors are Golden Pond Wealth Management, Hammond Lumber Company, Smile Solutions of Maine, Waterville Area Women’s Club, G & E Roofing and Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream. Additional support opportunities are available, including hole sponsorships and volunteers are welcome.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring programs support hundreds of local kids and give high school students the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in a child’s life,” BBBSMM Executive Director Gwendolyn Hudson said. “This special event and our successful ShineOnCass programs will help remember and honor Cassidy for years to come.”
To register a team, sponsor, volunteer, or for more information, call Mae Slevinsky at 592-4616, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bbbsmidmaine.org.