Golf Prelude Party
July 17, 2016 5:30 pm
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The CATCH Golf Party serves as an entertaining prelude to the sold out CATCH Golf Classic
and is part of a two-day fundraiser for Sparky Anderson's CATCH charity for children. The party
features a strolling dinner, beverage stations, silent and live auctions including trips, golf
packages, sports memorabilia and a variety of other miscellaneous items. Also part of the
festivities is a Teddy Bear Raffle, an opportunity to win his and hers Shinola watches, photo
opportunities with a variety of business, sports and media personalities plus Parade Company
Big Heads and unique sports backdrops. The party also features a brief ceremony for honorees
Greg Kampe and George Blaha.
CATCH, founded by the late Hall of Famer Sparky Anderson, raises money through a series of
special fund-raising events for items and services that help improve the quality of life for sick,
injured and needy pediatric patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.
Whether it be a bed monitor for a child who experiences dangerous seizures during the night or
assisting families with utility and rent payments while taking time off of work to help care for their
sick child, CATCH funds are used in a reactionary manner when no other source of funding
CATCH funds are an important resource for Children's Hospital & Henry Ford Hospital where at
least 75 percent of patients and families that CATCH assists are in the low and moderate
Patients and families served by CATCH funds are more at-risk and more economically
disadvantaged than the two hospitals' general population, and in most cases, fill a gap when no
other source of funds are available.
Since its founding, CATCH has provided nearly $6 million worth of assistance, and has grown
its board-designated endowment fund to $9 million. www.catchcharity.org