Bigs & The Mini Golf Guys
About This Campaign
They chose Bigs because they feel as if the mission of Bigs perfectly fits into the culture of mini golf - what better way to celebrate friendships, enjoy a family atmosphere and bring joy to communities.
All proceeds directly benefit local children, matching them with a caring, positive adult role model who will help guide them to a successful future.
Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern MI
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization currently serve children in a 5 county region in Northwestern Michigan.For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan has been bringing smiles to the faces of children by matching them with adult volunteers in fun and rewarding mentoring relationships. The impact it has on children in the program is priceless, and the heartwarming stories we've collected from Big and Littles in our program over the years are endless.Mentoring is a powerful thing. It’s fun, most anyone can be a mentor and it’s life-changing. By simply participating in fun activities together and forming a trusting bond with a child, it can potentially rewrite a child's future, for the better. However, for as big of an impact that mentoring makes on a child, you’ll be amazed at what it will do for you, too
In 2009, three young chaps found themselves on an abandoned miniature golf course in Spooner, Wisconsin. A friendly game quickly turned competitive and an annual camping trip became what is today:
The Longest Mini Golf Tournament Ever Played
When us three chaps think about what's become a historic miniature golf tournament, we think about friendship. We think about coming together as a group to laugh about the items that only we would find funny, to talk about life and career aspirations, and to talk about the important things in life that define us as individuals.
We decided after college that each year we'd make time for a camping trip. However, the camping trip quickly evolved in the backwoods of northern Wisconsin when a friendly competition was discovered. Over the first three years we discover the random, lucky and skillful joys of one of America's great pastimes. The collision of a colored golf ball hitting brick as it bounces out of bounds, the ball rolling around the rim of the cup, or the loud knock as a ball bounces off a tin barrier are all familiar sounds on these annual trips - but more than that are the chirping birds, echoes of belly aching laughter, and fleeting moments of absolute freedom that help set the narrative of what it's like to live in the United State of America.
The group has looped around beautiful Lake Tahoe, seen the beauty of middle America in Kansas City, explored the historic port city of San Francisco and has mini golfed alongside both coasts of the U.S. in San Diego and Maine. All through one of America's unique pastimes - putt putt golf. We invite you to follow our journey here on our website and on our instagram @theminigolfguys. More importantly, we urge you to go talk to those you are closest with and start your own tradition of getting together for planned gatherings.
Anthony Haakenson gave a $50 donationDedication In Honor of: Northern Falls Mini Golf and Cones of Manisteecash donation from Northern Falls Mini Golf and Cones of Manistee, Michigan
Lake City Miniature Golf gave a $53.04 donation
Miley Family Miley gave a $50 donationWay to go you guys!! It is cool to see you turn your annual trip into a fundraising opportunity to do good for the community you visit. Very inspirational and applaud you! I know it’s a lot of work!