The Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit hosted a press conference on June 22 to announce Pure Michigan as the title sponsor of the annual Port Huron to Mackinac Regatta, which set sail on July 17. The race draws sailors and fans from 20 states and numerous countries, creating an economic impact of $60 million.
The second annual Kronk Gym Foundation fundraiser was held on June 30 at the MotorCity Casino in Detroit. The evening included a sit down dinner, a silent and live auction, and an amateur boxing exhibition inside MotorCity Casino's Sound Board.
More than 2,000 people attended Sunset at the Zoo at the Detroit Zoo on June 18, which helped raise renovation funds for the Detroit Zoo's Lion Habitat. The 2010 event, called "King of the Jungle," included a strolling supper and dessert reception, live entertainment, and a live auction.
Donors and patrons were treated to a country style barbecue on June 17 at the Ronald McDonald House at the Detroit Medical Center adjacent to Children's Hospital of Michigan. The event helped raise funds to provide a home environment and support services to parents with hospitalized children.
The Detroit Golf Club hosted the 2010 Macomb Golf Classic on June 28, a benefit for Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals. The all-day affair included a continental breakfast, a skills clinic, 18 holes of golf, cocktail reception, and dinner program.
Empson Estates held a wine tasting event on June 17 at Bacco Ristorante in Southfield. The pouring, which drew several dozen wine and food experts, included Barolo and Barbaresco, often referred to as the King and Queen of Italian wines. Photos by Nick Martines.
More than 200 people attended The Garden Party at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills on June 13 to raise funds for the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan and Oakland Community College's Culinary Studies Institute. More than 30 restaurants were featured, including Andiamo, Ocean Prime, Red Coat Tavern, and the Rugby Grill.
Norman Yatooma's Foundation For the Kids held its' fifth annual Champions for the Kids VIP Dinner and Auction at the Townsend Hotel on June 6th.
BravoBravo! 2010 Destination Fashion held its' 11th annual party at the Detroit Opera House on June 4th. The event included fashion, music, and tastes. All proceeds benefited the Michigan Opera Theatre.
The Red Bull Air Race took place in Detroit and Windsor on June 5-6, and included a VIP Party at Reliv in downtown Detroit. The top three racers, in order, were Austria's Hannes Arch, Britain's Paul Bonhomme, and American Kirby Chambliss.