Mott Golf Classic raises funds to make a difference for Mott patients

June 21, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Michigan Medicine News

C&W Executive Director Paul King, right, with patient Avery Parker, front, and her family

Earlier this month, 400 golfers took over three championship courses in Ann Arbor to raise money for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

The Mott Golf Classic (MGC) was played at Barton Hills Country Club, Radrick Farms Golf Course, and the U-M Golf Course. Proceeds from this year’s MGC will go to support the following programs:

  • The U-M College of Engineering, where faculty and students work together using creativity and technology to tackle projects that address the medical needs of children, such as developing computer games for kids who are visually impaired or blind.
  • The Ronald McDonald House, which provides a “home away from home” for families whose children are being treated at Mott. These funds will cover the costs for families staying at the main house (which accommodates 29 families) and the Ronald McDonald House within Mott (which accommodates 12 families).
  • Shop with a Cop, where local police officers escort Mott patients on a shopping spree to purchase backpacks filled with school supplies for the 2018-19 school year. MGC sponsors Hewlett Packard, Inc., and CDW will be donating 100 Chromebooks and 100 computer bags, respectively, to Mott patients.
  • The U-M Adaptive and Inclusive Sports Experience (UMAISE), which provides quality, local and low-cost sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.

Over the last 10 years, the Mott Golf Classic has donated $4.4 million to advance pediatric medicine and enhance the care experience for patients and their families at Mott.

Many thanks to the nearly 100 sponsors, as well as all the golfers and countless volunteers who have made this event possible for nearly 50 years!

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