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SOURCE The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic
- This year's event is scheduled for August 11, 2014 at the Detroit Golf Club
- Supported by the corporate community, the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is the largest fundraiser for Detroit PAL and the event has raised over $4.0M net to date
- Proceeds from the event support programming for 11,000 PAL participants annually
DETROIT, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic kicks off the next decade of supporting Detroit youth on August 11, 2014 at the Detroit Golf Club.
After a record-breaking 10th annual outing last year, the event, which has raised more than $4.0M net to date, is considered one of the most successful of its kind in Michigan. The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is the largest fundraiser for Detroit PAL with funds raised supporting a variety of programs.
Since the event's inception in 2004, Detroit PAL has increased the number of youth it has been able to serve from 8,000 to more than 11,000 and increased the number of girls participating in a Detroit PAL program.
Title Sponsor for the 2014 event is News/Talk 760 WJR. Presenting Sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, The Chrysler Foundation, Compuware Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Additional sponsors include Official Golf Equipment: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations; Official Airline: Delta Air Lines; Golf Cart: Meijer; Driving Range and "Lunch on Lear" sponsored by Lear Corporation; and Registration: The Diez Group/Delaco Kenwal Steel.
The event's success is attributable to the personal commitment and continuous support of event Chairman Paul W. Smith, host of "The Paul W. Smith Show", mornings from 5:30-9:00 a.m. on Cumulus Media's News/Talk 760 WJR, and the hard working team from the radio station, Ann Thomas, Smith's Executive Producer and Tom O'Brien, Vice President/Market Manager.
"We are very proud of this labor of love and the fact that each year we have been able to help Detroit PAL provide athletic and leadership programs for 11,000 youth," said Paul W. Smith. "Today, more than ever, Detroit's youth deserve and need our help and no organization provides more for them than Detroit PAL."
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit www.paulwsmithgolf.com.
Each year, the event hosts a sold out crowd at the historic Detroit Golf Club, with a double-shotgun tournament followed by a buffet dinner and awards ceremony. The Paul W. Smith Show is broadcast live from the Detroit Golf Club the day of the event.
About The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic
The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is the single largest annual fundraiser for Detroit PAL. Now celebrating its eleventh year, the tournament has raised more than $4.0M net since 2004. Since the tournament's inception, Paul W. Smith, legendary radio personality and talk show host from News/Talk 760 WJR, has championed the event, serving as a dedicated event chair and sponsor solicitor. Corporate and community support includes Title Sponsor, News/Talk 760 WJR, and Presenting Sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, The Chrysler Foundation, Compuware Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Toyota Motor Sales., U.S.A., Inc. For more information, and to view a complete list of sponsors, visit www.paulwsmithgolf.com.
About Detroit PAL
Detroit PAL is a nonprofit organization positively impacting the lives of more than 11,000 children each year through athletic, academic and leadership development programs. With roots dating back to 1970, Detroit PAL empowers the community by training volunteer coaches and creating safe places for kids to play. Each year, Detroit PAL teaches nearly 1,500 caring community members how to be encouraging and effective mentors. Detroit PAL strives to create positive, energetic, and safe experiences for young people. These experiences will help them grow into responsible citizens who appreciate the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle, and the importance of giving back to the community. Visit www.detroitpal.org.
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