Northern Michigan Transplant Golf Outing
The 27th Annual Northern Michigan Transplant Golf Outing – May 1, 2021
After taking a COVID break last year we are ready to get back to it!
Save the date and get your registration in early.
This event began after Brady Cole received a liver transplant at the University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital in 1991. As a way to give back, Brady’s parents (Jim Cole and Jeanne Hafer) established the outing to raise money to help subsidize the cost of transplant recipient participation in Camp Michitanki (Michigan Transplant Kids) summer camp. More detail about Camp Michitanki is provided on the back of this letter. This golf outing has been held each year since 1993 (except for 2020) and has raised over $100,000 for the camp.
The outing details are as follows:
Champion Hill Golf Course
501 N. Marshall Rd, Beulah, MI 49617
4 Person Scramble - Men’s, Women’s or Mixed Teams
Check-In: 8:30am – 9:30am (Near Club House)
Complementary Driving Range: 8:30am – 9:45am (Driving Range)
Shotgun Start: 10:00am – In your cart and ready by 9:45am
$50 per person (Cash or check only)
Includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, prizes
Please remember the purpose of this event is to raise money for the kids. Help us make this year’s outing another great event. Get your registration in early and mark your calendar so you don’t miss this year’s outing.
Questions can be directed to any of the following individuals:
Jeanne Hafer – (231)651-0546 or email@example.com
Tom Hafer – (330)235-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Susie Hughes – (248)982-1580 or email@example.com
Leo Hughes – (248)982-1581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Michitanki (Michigan Transplant Kids) is a summer camp created by the U-M Transplant Center in 2003 to provide an exciting camping experience for children 7-15 years of age who have had an organ transplant. Campers spend six days each summer participating in a variety of activities and have the opportunity to develop life skills in a fun residential camp setting. Transplant nurses, physicians, social workers and other community volunteers work with professional camp staff to provide a "normal" and medically supervised camping experience. Children are divided by age and gender and assigned into cabin groups for the week. Camp Michitanki's home is at North Star Reach on beautiful Patterson Lake near Pinckney, Michigan. Camp Michitanki is sponsored by the University of Michigan transplant center and welcomes nearly 100 children each summer. The approximate cost is $80,000 each year.
COVID Update – The Camp was completely virtual last year. Each camper who registered for camp was sent a care package of supplies so that they could do activities “together” online. There were all-camp Zoom calls for all ages, and there were smaller sessions for specific age groups each day. They had a brief all-camp activity in the morning and evening and then an hour or two age-group specific sessions each morning and afternoon. This summer will likely be conducted virtually as well. There is no charge for the children to attend camp, regardless of whether in-person or virtual.
North Star Reach is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization located on 105 acres in Pinckney, Michigan.
More information about this charity can be found at the following link: http://umtransplantevents.org/camp-michitanki