Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives $100k from Waste Connections

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 21, 2016 / comments

Waste Connections, Inc. (El Dorado Disposal) continues to be an outstanding community sponsor and supporter of children in need.  In April 2016, Waste Connections, Inc. hosted its 8th annual Golf Classic for Kids in Houston, Texas. Proceeds from the tournament benefited seven children’s charities and the local affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County was one of the beneficiary’s, recently receiving $100,000. 

In the eight years since the annual tournament began, the event has raised more than a million dollars for charities.  This year, the tournament was particularly successful, despite the torrential rains.  With the course under 20” water, the tournament was rained out. But with some quick thinking from the creative Waste Connections team, they pulled together a fun “Monte Carlo” event including a visit and intimate concert from Toby Keith. 

Sue VanDelinder, Divisional Vice President of El Dorado Disposal, volunteers each year at the golf tournament, along with many other Waste Connections volunteers.  Sue stated, “I am so very proud to work for an organization that lives its value of giving back to the community it has the privilege of serving!” Sue also serves on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County and is currently the Board Treasurer.

 “BBBS is extremely grateful for the continued support and generosity of Waste Connections.  They have literally changed the lives of many children in our community and ultimately our world.  We are inspired by their commitment.” Said Brenda Frachiseur, Executive Director.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity strong and enduring, professionally supported, 1 to 1 relationships that positively change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County receives no federal or state funding for programs and relies on the generosity of individuals and local partners for 100% of program costs. Thanks to the support of the community, BBBS has served El Dorado County since 1977. The proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to provide preventative one-on-one mentoring services.