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Big Brothers/Big Sisters could use more help; golf tourney on tap

The Missouri Valley Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters could always use more volunteers to share just a small amount of their time to help our area young people, ages 6-17, who need it most. (Tom Loeffler/KRCG 13)

In the time it takes you to take a good nap, you can make a great difference in someone's life.

Two hours. That would be two hours a week.

That's a good trade, don't you think?

The Missouri Valley Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters could always use more volunteers to share just a small amount of their time to help our area young people, ages 6-17, who need it most.

"It's about helping a kid get some good, positive role models and positive reinforcement," said Mike Wensing, former board member of the Missouri Valley Chapter. "It's just something that can really help them along the way.

"For a lot of them, it's the one big thing they get to do during the week, it's something they can look forward to."

Wensing, 66, formerly served as a Big Brother himself and he's enjoyed another fun aspect with the organization --- golf.

He was on the ground floor of a tournament to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters started by Don Libby --- who was much better known as Bones, as in Bones Restaurant and Lounge in the Alley --- in the mid 1990s.

"You come out and play golf and have a good time and raise money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters," Wensing said. "That's what it's all about."

The 24th annual tournament will be held Friday at Oak Hills, with lunch being served at noon following by a 1 p.m. tee off. If interested in playing or in another level of participation/sponsorship, please call (573) 634-3290.

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