It’s Thanksgiving in August

Written by Paul W. Smith

I thank all of our sponsors and all of our volunteers and participants for our 13th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic benefiting Detroit PAL raising $500,000. Mark Snethkamp of the Snethkamp Automotive Family stepped up to bring us to that final half million dollar mark at the end of the night. We are now at about $5,700,000 dollars raised since we began 13 years ago.

Special heart felt thanks to my radio home, WJR, Ford Motor Co., Detroit Golf Club, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, DTE Energy Foundation, FCA Foundation, General Motors and Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.

Kudos to Delta Airlines, Bridgestone, Diez Group, Quicken Loans, Van Conway & Partners, Meijer, Suburban Collection, Star Lincoln, FirstMerit Bank, FOX 2 and Campbell Marketing and Communications Team. AAA, Aisin, Borg Warner, Charity Motors, Coca-Cola Co., Crain Communications, DADA, Duffey Petrosky, Farm Bureau Insurance, Filson, Flex-N-Gate, GTB, Huntington Bank, IAC Group, Ilitch Holdings, ITC, Kenwal Steel, Luna Entertainment, Mahindra, Marathon Petroleum Co., Michigan Association of Counties, Plunkett Cooney, PNC Bank, PwC, Shinola, Snethkamp Auto Group, Starfire Investment Advisors, Parade Company, Ufer Group and UHY.

Thank you Simone Vitale, AHEE Jewelers, Art Van Furniture, Capital Grille, Continental Automotive Systems, EY, Grand Hotel, New Center Stamping, Carl’s Golfland, Churchill’s, SignText, Colortech, Goodness Gracious and all of the hard working people at these companies that make it possible for them to graciously invest in our children.

And to my children, Adam, Jamie, Natalie and Sophie, for giving up so much “Dad” time and helping mom help me every day.

Paul W. Smith is host of “The Paul W. Smith Show” on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.