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Jay Justin, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley, stands with Matt Lienen, Local 25 business manager, during the check presentation.

More than 200 golfers, volunteers and union members played a round of golf last month to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley.

On Sept. 14 and 15, the group participated in the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 annual golf outing at Indian Bluff Golf Course in Milan. The event raised $3,000 to support one-on-one mentoring at Big Brothers Big Sisters, according to a news release. 

"After having to turn members away again last year, we decided to make this a two-day event to make room for everyone who wants to participate," said Brett Swanson, with Local 25, in the release. "With this year being as successful as it was, we plan to keep it a two-day event, and will continue to do what we can to make room for everyone.” 

Local 25 has supported the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2011, by making donations, educating Littles about career opportunities in the trades and providing labor for facility projects, according to the release. 

"It's important that kids see their potential, and the staff and training facility at Local 25 is cutting edge," said Jay Justin, president and CEO of BBBSMV. "Kids can see how their education and interests can evolve into building some of the important facilities and infrastructure in our community — and they can be a part of things that make our life and community better."

Times Staff

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