Darryl Lloyd was a participant in Big Brothers Big Sisters back in July of 2000 when he was matched with Keith Calderwood as his big brother (mentor).
Keith, a constable with the Peterborough Police Service, would accompany Darryl on regular outings whether it was fishing, baseball, hockey, cycling, or walking Darryl’s dog. Keith and Darryl had just begun to enjoy the sport of golf together as well. Most of their times together finished with a stop at Tim Hortons where Darryl would enjoy an iced cappuccino while talking with Keith about the everyday challenges of being a teenager and of growing up without a dad.
Darryl (middle) pictured with Keith Calderwood (far right)
Tragically, in June of 2003, Darryl died on Chemong Road as a result of a cycling accident. He was just 14 years old. Through the relationship between Keith and Darryl, Big Brothers and Big Sisters introduced two people to one another and started a relationship that will live on in memories forever—and has had a lasting impact.
A memorial golf tournament in Darryl’s name will assist in bringing other “Bigs and Littles” together by raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Peterborough. To support the Big Brothers Big Sisters through this important tournament, consider becoming a sponsor or enter a team for a great day of golf at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club on Thursday, August 18th.
***Register here, call 705.743.1045 or email here for more info.
Learn more about this tournament in Darryl's honour in this video below....