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Paynesville Press - September 12, 2001

Golf benefit to be held

Steve Peterson and Mary Wilkins The second annual Koronis-Kinship Golf Benefit for Kinship of Greater Minneapolis is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17, at Koronis Hills Golf Club in Paynesville. Steve Peterson, a Paynesville native, and his wife, Mary Wilkens, host the event to raise awareness and money for Kinship of Greater Minneapolis, a mentoring program.

Registration for the shotgun-start scramble will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the golf starting at noon. A pig roast, prizes, and the chance to meet a Kinship child and mentor will be held around 5 p.m., after 18 holes of golf.

Last year's benefit raised over $7,000 for Kinship.

Anyone interested in golfing or sponsoring a hole or a foursome, can call Amy Niemann at Kinship at 612- 588-4655 to register.

Kinship of Greater Minneapolis provides long-term friendships to children, ages 5-15, from single-parent families. Kinship operates as an interdenominational Christian ministry. At-risk children who need additional adult support are paired with a caring individual, couple, or family and spend time together once a week for at least a year.

Currently, 285 children are matched in the program, but over 100 children are waiting for a Kinship friend.

Kinship is a national organization with 21 affiliates in the state.

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