Annual Golf Classic Helps Continue Our Mission
The 19th Annual Michigan From the Heart Golf Classic was held on June 22nd. While stormy weather threatened early in the day, over 100 golfers enjoyed a day of golf without a drop of rain. Thank you to our golfers, thanks to those who donated items for the silent auction and special thanks to our sponsors! Look for next year’s platinum anniversary 20th Annual Golf Classic date coming soon.
For over 20 years, Michigan From The Heart has served as an inspiration to both University of Michigan student-athletes and the pediatric patients and families of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. On Thursday evenings, Michigan From The Heart arranges visits to the hospital by student-athletes who offer a welcome distraction by spending time with patients and families.
This past year, student athletes and volunteers visited approximately 35 children on a weekly basis. Patients were also given the opportunity to watch the athletes in action by attending University of Michigan sporting events as special guests of the team.
Thanks to the many golfers that participate in this annual event, the organization was able to host dozens of families at basketball games, hockey games and football games in 2014 and 2015. After the games, the children were able to take photos and collect autographs. Making children smile while under challenging health circumstances, getting a laugh out of their innocent voices and hopefully providing a sense of hope is our goal.
Michigan From The Heart provides further support to these children through their contributions to the hospital’s Child and Family Life Department and by spearheading smaller, yet much needed initiatives that otherwise go unfunded. In addition to supporting the activities described above that provide patients and their families with memorable experiences that might seem out of reach during a difficult time, the money raised from this year’s outing will continue to be used to fund Michigan From the Heart’s participation in NorthStar Reach.
It is also our mission to send two children and their families to Disney World to experience the joys of just being a kid. With your participation, we can continue efforts towards providing these experiences for children that are going through challenging times