2013 Paul W. Smith Golf Classic Announces 10th Annual Event to Benefit Detroit PAL

DETROIT, March 26, 2013 – The 10th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is scheduled for August 12, 2013 at the Detroit Golf Club. Building on nine years of increasingly productive net contributions for Detroit PAL, the event is considered one of the most successful of its kind in Michigan. With the support of the corporate community, the event has netted over $3.5 M for Detroit PAL since its inception.

The Title Sponsor is News/Talk 760 WJR. Presenting Sponsors include Ford Motor Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Compuware Corporation, General Motors, The Chrysler Foundation and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

The event’s success is also attributable to the personal commitment and continuous support of event chairman Paul W. Smith host on News/Talk 760 WJR. “We are very proud of the event and the fact that each year we have been able to help Detroit PAL provide athletic and leadership programs for 10,000 youth,” said Paul W. Smith. “Every year, we aim to exceed the prior year’s fundraising results. Today, more than ever, Detroit’s youth deserve and need our help and no organization provides more for them than Detroit PAL.”

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities still available. For more information, visit the sponsorship packages page.

Each year, the event hosts a sold out crowd at the historic Detroit Golf Club, with a double-shotgun tournament followed by dinner and awards ceremony. The Paul W. Smith Show is broadcast live from The Detroit Club the day of the event.

About the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic
The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is the single largest annual fundraiser for Detroit PAL. Now celebrating its tenth year, the tournament has raised more than $3.5 M net since 2004. Since the tournament’s inception, Paul W. Smith, legendary radio personality and talk show host from News/Talk 760 WJR, has championed the event, serving as a dedicated event chair and sponsor solicitor. Corporate and community support includes Title Sponsor, News/Talk 760 WJR, and Presenting Sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Compuware Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, The Chrysler Foundation and Toyota Motor Sales., U.S.A., Inc. For more information, and to view a complete list of sponsors, visit www.paulwsmithgolf.com.

About Detroit PAL
Detroit PAL impacts the lives of nearly 10,000 children each year through athletic and leadership development programs. With roots dating back to 1970, the mission of Detroit PAL is to build character in young people. Detroit PAL offers 11 sports programs for youth ages 4 to 19.