We are so proud to announce that our First Annual Golf Outing “Fore…The Cure!” was a tremendous success! The event was held at Oakhurst Golf and Country Club in Clarkston, Michigan on Monday, June 4, 2018. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of our sponsors, guests and volunteers – this event was completely sold out! We are proud to operate solely on a volunteer basis so that we can donate 100% of our profits to fund cancer research grants in the state of Michigan. A very special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor John and Sue Welker and our Premium Sponsors Mike and Maureen LaFontaine, Tom and Cindy Vella and the LaFontaine Automotive Group.
A mixture of sun and clouds with temperatures in the mid-60s made for a comfortable experience on the difficult course. Teams of four hit the links in a scramble-style tournament at 1:00pm after enjoying the Bloody Mary Bar (sponsored by UHY LLP), lunch (sponsored by Painters Supply, BG Products and Interior Environments) and Putting Contest (sponsored by Trailer Events). Guests were encouraged to purchase raffle tickets for their chance to win a “Kooler of Booze” and/or a $10,000 Rolex watch, donated by Lucido Fine Jewelry. Thank you to our Cart Sponsors Custom Homes By Derocher, Sterling Title Agency, and Allied, Inc; Flag Sponsors Studio Detroit Architects, Dealers Resources, Inc and Toyota Financial Services; Driving Range Sponsors Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. and the Zezula Group of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; Hole-In-One Sponsors LaFontaine Subaru and LaFontaine Cadillac; Golf Ball Sponsor Creative Benefit Solutions; Longest Drive Sponsor West Second Street Associates; Closest to the Pin Sponsor Digital Diagnosis Marketing; Volunteer Sponsors Cornerstone Financial Services, CARFAX, JM Holdings, Ally, and LaFontaine Employee Advantage Plan; and Hole Sponsors Painters Supply, TCAA, Radio One, Merrill Lynch, Invisible Vault, Gebrael Management, LB Office Products, TM Services, Inc, L. Brooks Patterson, Ward M. Powers P.C., Work Truck Solutions, ELEAD 1, CBS Channel 62/CW 50, Cox Automotive, NF Engineers, ACV Auctions and Bloom General Contracting, Inc.
A 9 & Wine Tasting Experience (sponsored by Oakland Insurance Agency, LotLinx and Niles Industrial Coatings) followed the golf outing, with entertainment by NUCLASSICA, sponsored by NADA. Guests enjoyed custom sugar cookies from the Dessert Sponsor Reynolds & Reynolds.
We are truly honored to have had so much support to help us raise money to fund research grants in the state of Michigan. Sharing about the reason why we do what we do, keynote speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Taub of Children’s Hospital of Michigan, brought the room to tears. Watch the video below to learn more about the story he shared and the first U CAN-CER VIVE Child of the Year recipient.
The First Annual Golf Outing raised over $270,000 Fore…The Cure! THANK YOU! We look forward to applying 100% our profits to fund research grants here in our own backyards so that one day, we can all live in a cancer free world.
Check out photos from the golf outing below.