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Items can be picked up starting on Monday, June 28th between 9-5. Please call contact Taffy Jones for arrangements at 810-235-0617.
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Thank you for visiting our 2021 Charity Golf Auction site!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County, along with presenting sponsor O’Reilly Auto Parts is preparing for the 46th Annual Fore the Kids’ Golf Outing. This year marks eight years that O’Reilly Auto Parts has served as the presenting sponsor. Supporting sustainable mentor relationships among youth and adults is a major priority for the nationwide company.
The outing is being held Thursday and Friday, June 24th and 25th at the 18-hole Atlas Valley Country Club in Grand Blanc. The two-day event features Golf a Palooza, a $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one, longest drive contest, refreshments at the turn, a photo booth, a commemorative gift, and fun day on the course in support of the premier mentoring organization in the country. An exciting part of the Golf Event is the Charity Auction brought to you by O’Reilly Auto Parts and AC Delco.
Your support of our Charity Auction helps us recruit more mentors, sustain services to current matches, and provide enrichment activities to the more than 500+ youth served annually. Please take a moment to bid on selected items that have been donated by community-minded businesses who are invested in the future of area youth. Spread the word to your friends about our Charity Auction. Don’t worry about them out-bidding you! It’s Fore the Kids.
Every donation Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint & Genesee County receives empowers us to complete our mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. We service the most vulnerable youth in Genesee County by empowering them to achieve all of their hopes, dreams, and goals.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is focused on keeping existing Big/Little matches connected with innovative and creative support through phone calls, text messages, digital learning platforms, and other technology-enabled engagement tools. With the required social distancing, and having to restructure and get creative with the way our Bigs provide mentorship, many of our Littles could have escalating issues that they already face every day. Some of these issues are challenges such as societal barriers, opportunity gaps, and adversities including poverty and identity-based discrimination in their communities. But having their Big there for them—even though not face-to-face—can still make a huge impact. Mentoring means our Littles won’t have to face these barriers alone, these positive relationships help build confidence and helps them build their biggest possible future.
Thank you for defending the potential of Genesee County youth.
All proceeds from the auction will support our one-to-one mentoring programs that ignite the power and promise of youth.
The O'Reilly Story
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. officially started in the auto parts business in Springfield, Missouri, in November of 1957. However, its historical background in the automotive business, as well as the family's quest for opportunity and advancement, may be traced back to a much earlier time.
Michael Byrne O'Reilly immigrated to America in 1849, escaping from the hard times of the potato famine, which struck Ireland in 1845-46. Settling in St. Louis, he worked his way through school to earn a law degree and then pursued a career as a title examiner. His son, Charles Francis O'Reilly, attended college in St. Louis and went to work in 1914 as a traveling salesman for Fred Campbell Auto Supply in St. Louis. By 1924, Charles had become familiar with the Springfield area, having traveled by train to sell auto parts throughout the territory. He recognized the region as an area of growth and opportunity and asked to be transferred there. By 1932, he had become manager of Link Motor Supply in Springfield. One of his sons, Charles H. (Chub) O'Reilly, had also joined the company. Together they provided the leadership and management that made Link the predominant auto parts store in the area.
In 1957, Link planned a reorganization, which would have included the retirement of 72-year-old Charles F. O'Reilly, and the transfer of C. H. O'Reilly to Kansas City. Since neither agreed with these plans, they made the decision to form their own company, O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. They opened for business on December 2, 1957, with one store and 13 employees at 403 Sherman in Springfield. Their sales totaled $700,000 in 1958, their first full year of business. Due to the hard work and ability of the original employees, several of whom were stockholders in the company, the business grew and prospered from its very first year.
By 1961, the company's volume had reached $1.3 million – the combined volume of O'Reilly Automotive Distributors, a division formed to serve independent automotive jobbers in the area. In March of 1975, annual sales volume rose to $7 million, and a 52,000 square-foot facility at 233 S. Patterson was built for the O'Reilly/Ozark warehouse operation. By that time, the company had nine stores, all located in southwest Missouri.
The long-range plans and stability of the company were solidified by a public offering of company stock in April 1993. Since that time, the Company has grown through the opening of new stores, as well as through numerous mergers and acquisitions, and currently operates stores in 47 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Throughout this time the underlying spirit and philosophy of O'Reilly Automotive, Inc., has been one of growth and progress, both for the company and its team members. This remains the policy to which the company is dedicated today.
Valley Dental Dr. Raymond Gist