The 6th Annual Daniel Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament took place on July 11, 2016 and raised over $30,000. The Harlow and Johnson families started this tournament to honor Daniel’s memory by supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Barbara County, a charity near and dear to Dan’s heart.

Dan and Kristen were newlyweds of just four months when he was killed in Afghanistan on October 5, 2010 during his second tour of duty. He was stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base as a member of the U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team. After being assigned to Vandenberg, Dan and a friend volunteered as Big Brothers. Dan was paired with a 9-year-old boy named Tyler. It was because of Dan’s passion for mentoring that his family selected Big Brothers Big Sisters as beneficiary of the tournament.

To date, the Johnson and Harlow families have raised over $135,000 in Dan’s memory.

Recognized as the single most effective prevention-based mentoring program in the United States, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Last year, 220 youth throughout Santa Barbara County benefited from the program – all children facing difficulties, many from homes with single-, low-income or incarcerated parents. Youth served through the program are more likely than their peers to succeed in school, make safer behavioral choices and have stronger relationships with their parents and others.

For more information, please contact Marianne McCarthy at 805.965.1001 ext. 256 or mmccarthy@fsacares.org