To Raise Funds for Nearly 13,000 Detroit Youngsters
The fifth annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic, one of the top fundraisers for Think Detroit PAL, is scheduled for Monday, August 18, at the Detroit Golf Club. Over the past four years the tournament has netted $1.2 million to benefit Detroit’s youth. Sponsorships are still available until June 26 and range from $2,500 to $20,000. Sponsorships of $5,000 and more include playing spots. Think Detroit PAL was formed by the merger of Think Detroit, Inc. and the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), making it one of the largest inner-city sports leagues in the nation. Think Detroit PAL, in partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs, serving nearly 13,000 youngsters with the help of 1,500 volunteers. Think Detroit PAL relies solely on contributions from individual donors, foundations and corporations. Last year’s sold-out tournament netted more than $325,000 for Think Detroit PAL. The funds raised from this year’s event will help increase the number of youth served through its award winning programs. The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is a best-ball scramble format and features two shotgun scrambles, plus a short-game clinic with noted instructor Rick Smith and contests such as Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest-to-the-Pin and Hole-in-One. The afternoon concludes with a reception and awards dinner. Title Sponsor News/Talk 760 WJR is joined by Ford Motor Company, Chrysler LLC, General Motors, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Compuware Corporation as Presenting Sponsors. For more information contact Beth Dameron at (313) 203-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.paulwsmithgolf.com. Monday, August 18, 2008 Detroit Golf Club Help Support Detroit’s youth!