This week must have been the most amazing week since we've been to Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. Having just finished the three-day Edgewood College Experience, we held one of our biggest annual functions yesterday, the 2010 Jimmy Biggs Memorial Cabrini Connections Golf Benefit.
We arrived at Highland Park Country Club at noon together with 3 Cabrini Connections' students who volunteered to assist our hosting. Malissia, a member of student video club, recorded the whole day activity as the camera-lady, while Jonathan and Kevin helped to witness one of four hole-in-ones with another Cabrini staff accordingly. This year, Cabrini sponsored four holes. Whoever gets a hole-in-one wins $10,000 prize.
After a quick lunch at the club house, golfers began their 5-hour golf benefit. More than 90 people participate this years' events. Some of them have even taken part in this golf benefit for years. They not only made long-term friends here, but also promote this meaningful activity to their friends, family and colleagues afterwards. The Highland Park Country Club has a beautiful situation on the suburbs. Our participants all enjoyed themselves in this exquisite environment.
Thanks to the kindly support of our participants, the dinner and silent auction went successfully. Golfers met each other in the dinning hall and walked around to sign for their auction items which attracted them. Dan and El gave speeches to introduce our programs and missions in the middle. Afterwards, Malissia and Jonathan shared their stories in Cabrini Connections. I was so touched by their experience because all that about how they grow with the help of Cabrini staff, their tutors and mentors is a revelation of their true feelings. It's a good thing to witness a youth to grow, let alone making contribution to their growth with your own efforts. I also was very glad to see all the people who participated in our golf benefit showed their care and passion in order to help this program and children who may benefit from it. Seeing those people, as well as talking to some of them, I know what I've done here is worthwhile.