On July 14, more than 400 people attended the 2019 CATCH Golf Preview Party at the MGM Grand Detroit. The event featured a strolling dinner, live music, and silent and live auctions of autographed sports memorabilia and resort and golf getaways. CATCH (Caring Athletes Team for Children’s and Henry Ford Hospitals) was founded by the late Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson in 1987. Since that time, CATCH dollars from special events and donations have helped improve the quality of life for thousands of needy children.
On July 8, the Arab American and Chaldean Council held its 17th Annual Golf Outing and Scholarship Awards Dinner at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield Township. More than 200 people played a round of golf, enjoyed lunch and dinner, and participated in a raffle contest and a silent auction. From the event, a record 35 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors in metro Detroit.
As part of the 1st annual Detroit Art Week, a VIP dinner was held on July 16 at the Red Dunn Kitchen in Detroit. Guests representing the art, business, and cultural sectors included Jennifer Gilbert and Tracy Reese. The nonprofit effort is a citywide celebration of contemporary art and culture that included 36 exhibition openings, 14 studio visits, 13 performances, eight panel discussions, and 11 special programs. Overall, the week featured more than 150 artists.
On July 15, Angels’ Place in Southfield, a nonprofit organization that provides homes and professional support for adults with developmental disabilities, held its annual golf and tennis fundraiser at Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield. Almost 200 golfers and some 20 tennis players participated. Over the last 25 years, the event has raised more than $4 million.
On July 11, Steward Media held its seventh annual Commercial Real Estate Speed Networking event at the Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham. More than 250 guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, a strolling dinner, the speed networking session, and a keynote address by Kevin Johnson, president and CEO of Detroit Economic Growth Corp.