DETROIT, August 31, 2010 – The Old Newsboys’ Goodfellow Fund of Detroit will honor President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally at the charity’s 21st annual Tribute Breakfast, October 8 at Cobo Center. Mulally will receive the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award at the 8 AM event. As the “voice” and a major sponsor of the event, WJR will broadcast portions of the breakfast, which will be emceed by WJR’S Paul W. Smith, live.
Previous recipients of the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award include Detroit broadcast legend Dick Purtan and his wife Gail, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger, Judge Damon Keith, Mayor Dave Bing, Tigers manager Sparky Anderson, Governor Jennifer Granholm and First Gentleman Dan Mulhern, and Lisa and William Clay Ford.
Tickets for the benefit event are $150 or $1,500 for a table of 10. There are also special $5,000 Santa Circle tables available. Revenue raised will go toward the Detroit Goodfellows’ 2010 fundraising goal of $1.3 million, which will help provide 36,000 holiday gift packages containing clothing, books, candy and toys for needy children in Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park and River Rouge.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Detroit Goodfellows director Sari Klok-Schneider at (586) 775-6139 or email@example.com. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.detroitgoodfellows.org. Additional corporate sponsorships are also available.
Founded in 1914, the Detroit Goodfellows is the original and oldest Goodfellows organization and is not affiliated with any other Goodfellow group. It also sponsors an emergency dental program for children, awards scholarships through Wayne State University, provides free shoes to children in need and helps send hundreds of needy children to camp each summer.