"We're delighted to award these high fundraiser prizes," said BBBS Executive Director, Marc Wheeler. "We're also grateful to the businesses who donate these prizes for those folks who made the extra effort raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters."
Winning the top prize this year is twelve-year old Ketchikan Little Sister, Courtney Enright, with $1,465. In second place is Keith Perkins, from USDA Rural Development in Sitka, with $946. Joe Everhart, of Wells Fargo in Juneau, won the third place prize with $750 collected. Tom Walls, also of Wells Fargo in Juneau came in fourth with $630 collected. These top fundraisers will have their choice of two west-coast round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines (including Mexico), a Caribbean Cruise for two on Royal Caribbean, fine jewelry from Fire and Ice in Juneau, and an Alaska rail adventure, courtesy of the Alaska Railroad and Alaska Airlines.
Wheeler noted that the four high fundraisers came from around the region.
"It's exciting to see folks from around the region show such strong support for our programs," said Wheeler. "And it's so wonderful to see a young girl like Courtney work so hard so other youth can have the benefit of a Big Brother or Big Sister."
The agency also gave its special thanks to campaign sponsor McDonald's and to Wells Fargo, who raised the most money of any organization in the region.