Annual golf classic raises record-setting donation
Poettker Construction, a multi-generation family-owned construction company, raised $52,000 in its annual golf classic for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois (BBBSIL). The golf classic was held July 29, 2022, at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville, Ill.
“We always look forward to the annual golf classic as an opportunity to raise awareness and money in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters mission within our community,” said Kevin Poettker, vice president of business development and BBBSIL board member. “We are extremely appreciative of the continuous generosity and participation of our employees, clients, business partners, and friends.”
This year, Poettker surpassed its annual contribution goal and expanded the event by offering morning and afternoon golf sessions. Sixty golf teams participated, which helped Poettker exceed its goal of supporting the mentorship organization. Proceeds will support the BBBSIL mission of assisting children in recognizing their potential and building better futures. Since 1980, the organization has helped thousands of youth face adversity and develop mentorship in Clinton, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties.
“We are so grateful for all the effort that goes into Poettker’s annual golf classic,” said Heather Freed, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois. “Their tremendous contribution and planning initiative will allow us to match over 40 youth in our mentorship program so the children can grow and thrive.”
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois, visit https://www.bbbsil.org/.
Pictured from left: Christina Cathcart, BBBSIL Assistant Director of Community Engagement; Jonathon Carroll, Poettker Executive Vice President & COO; Ryan Poettker, Poettker President; Heather Freed, BBBSIL President & CEO; Kevin Poettker, Poettker Vice President of Business Development and BBBS Board Member; Kimberly Luitjohan, Poettker Executive Vice President & COO; Brianna Anderson, BBBSIL Content Marketing & Special Events Manager.