ROCKPORT — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s 2021 “Golf Fore Kids’ Sake,” presented by CedarWorks, raised an unprecedented $44,600 to benefit school and community-based mentoring services for children in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties.

Twenty-six teams competed in the annual golf tournament on Friday, May 28 at the Samoset Resort Golf Club.

The top finishers were: Machias Savings Bank team of Matt Jarrell, Sean Milligan, Greg Jones and Ricky Jones, first gross 58; Modern Woodmen team of Paul Colasante, Billy Colasante, Nate Hamlyn and Joe Bonneau, second gross 62; Rockport Firefighters’ team of Andrew Lowe, Greg Polk, John Wickenden and Jason Peasley, first net 55; and First National Bank team of Tony McKim, Greg Irons, Matt Weaver and Sarah Tolman, second net 56.

The contest winners were: Billy Colasante, longest drive for men; Ashley Cyr, longest drive for women; Bill Barbour, putting; and Mark Breton, chipping.

The local “Golf Fore Kids’ Sake” is sponsored by: CedarWorks (presenting sponsor); Colby & Gale and Ames True Value Wiscasset (major sponsors); Austin & Associates, Goose River Golf Course and Summit Financial (scoreboard sponsors); and Merriam Architects, Volk Packaging, N’Ware Technologies, Systems Engineering and Herrick’s Garage (lunch sponsors).

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine will hold a second “Golf Fore Kids’ Sake” golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 3 at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club. Team space is limited. To register, or sponsor, call 236-2227.

BBBSMM’s long-standing, successful mentoring programs pair children, ages 5-14 (Littles) with caring, responsible role models (Bigs) in one-to-one friendships in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset, and Waldo counties. By partnering with parents, volunteers and local organizations, children in the program have higher aspirations, greater confidence, develop better relationships, avoid risky behaviors and achieve educational success.

For information about enrolling a child in a mentoring program, or becoming a volunteer or mentor, call 236-2227, email info@bbbsmidmaine.org, or visit bbbsmidmaine.org.

Courier Publications’ sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Rockport Firefighters’ team includes, in no particular order, Jason Peasley, John Wickenden, Andrew Lowe and Greg Polk. The team finished first net 55. Mark Haskell