BOYNE PGA professionals compete to raise dollars for Manna Food Project and First Tee
(Harbor Springs, Mich.) — Over the past 20 years PGA professionals from BOYNE Golf have raised more than $450,000 through the annual Harbor Cup golf event, benefiting local charities including Manna Food Project and The First Tee of Northern Michigan.
This year, TEAM BOYNE professionals set a new yearly record, raising more than $48,000 for the charities. The donations are the result of the year-long fundraising effort leading up to and following the event. Many of the donations came from the members of the Country Club of Boyne and Bay Harbor Golf Club, merchandise sales, and pro-am and scramble golf events around the area.
“The heritage and meaning of the Harbor Cup continues to grow along with charitable contributions that reach deserving Northern Michigan charities. We are so proud of this yearlong effort that each team makes. TEAM BOYNE is honored to generate awareness of the incredibly vital Manna Food Project and The First Tee of Northern Michigan,” said Bernie Friedrich, Senior Vice President of Boyne Resorts’ golf operations and resort sales and TEAM BOYNE’s Harbor Cup Assistant Captain. “The tireless and dedicated work of golf professionals from both teams and the faithful support from Country Club of Boyne and Bay Harbor Golf Club members, homeowners and team members has made a meaningful impact on this community that means so much to us all.”
Last week, BOYNE Golf professionals proudly presented a check totaling $30,500 to Manna Food Project, a pantry and warehouse that supplies food to more than 35 pantries and agencies in Antrim, Charlevoix and Emmet counties. The charitable contribution will provide more than 122,000 meals to community members.
In addition, a check for $14,500 was presented to The First Tee of Northern Michigan, an organization that promotes character development and life enhancing values through the game of golf. The donation helps to increase programming opportunities and reach more youth. Other organizations will also be the recipients of more than $3,000 in charitable donations.
TEAM BOYNE Harbor Cup included Captain John Myers and Associate Captains Bernie Friedrich, Josh Richter, and Brandon Brown. Players for TEAM BOYNE included Chaz Babin, Steve Niezgoda, Scott Pussehl, Corey May, Casey Powers, Barry Redmond, Paulo Rocha, Jerry Roman, Dave Trudell, Dan Turcott, Bob Wilson.
For more information on The Manna Food Project, visit www.mannafoodproject.org and to learn more about The First Tee of Northern Michigan, go to www.thefirstteenorthernmichigan.org.
For more information on BOYNE Golf, visit www.BOYNEgolf.com.