FORT WAYNE – Former NBA star and former Little Brother, Brad Miller, hosted the 10th Annual Brad Miller Gala, Auction, and Golf Outing to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The two-part event began on Saturday, Sept. 7 with a Gala and Auction held at the Memorial Coliseum, followed by a golf outing at Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville on Sept. 9. Miller is a native of Kendallville and a former standout at East Noble High School and Purdue.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to announce the event raised more than $280,000 for the organization and its programs.
More than 800 community members came together to support Big Brothers Big Sisters throughout the 10th Annual Brad Miller Gala, Auction and Golf Outing.
The auction included approximately 250 items that sent a number of guests home with special winnings from the evening. Among the bigger items auctioned off include a “Painting from David Garibaldi,” “Hunting Trip with Brad,” “Indiana Pacers Executive Suite Package”, and a “Las Vegas Trip.”
Just a few days later, the golf outing teed off with 23 teams in the morning and maxed out 36 teams in the afternoon. At the end of play, it was the team from Noble Co. Disposal in Albion that had the best score of the day.
In 1985, eight-year-old Brad was matched with Big Brother Dewey in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring program. Although their official match in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program ended when Brad turned 18 years old, their relationship remains strong as Brad’s basketball career advanced him from Purdue University to the NBA to his current role as a television analyst.
Miller played for six teams during his long NBA career, including the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers.
Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to give a special thank you to this year’s Presenting Sponsor Steel Dynamics, Inc. for their continued support and dedication to children in our communities.