17th ANNUAL PAUL W. SMITH GOLF CLASSIC RAISES OVER $426,000 FOR FOUR CHILDRENS CHARITIES

  • Net proceeds from the 17th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic exceed $426,000
  • The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic has raised over 7.2M in net proceeds to date
  • The four charities benefiting from the Golf Classic serve 55,000 youth

DETROIT, Aug. 4, 2020 – The 17th annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic raised just over $426,000 net, bringing the total financial contribution to $7.2 million net since its founding in 2004. Monies raised go directly to four charities, The Children’s Foundation, Detroit PAL, The Children's Center, and Variety, the Children’s Charity of Detroit. In all, Paul W Smith Golf Classic proceeds support programs that impact the lives of 55,000 youth.

The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic, held Monday, Aug. 3, at the historic Detroit Golf Club, featured a day of golf, camaraderie and outdoor dining and was redesigned to meet all COVID-19 safety protocols. The event was attended by approximately 190 civic, business and community representatives. Proceeds were raised from sponsorships and individual contributions.

While the golf tourney is finished, the needs of the youth continue. Therefore, the public is encouraged to support the charities through the Paul W’s Caring for Kids Club. The Club will continue to accept donations online year-round at www.paulwsmithgolf.com. Donation subscriptions start at less than $10 a month.

“This year with COVID we knew our youth had additional needs and our charities have been hard pressed to deliver their critical services,” Paul W. Smith said. “We are extremely proud that even with the difficult business climate, our sponsors stepped up. Thanks to their generosity, we have raised more than $7.2 million over 17 years. This year, they contributed more than 426,000.”

The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is considered one of the region's most productive charity golf outings and is made possible through the support of sponsors. The Title Sponsor is News/Talk 760 WJR and Ford Motor Company is Tournament Sponsor. Joining them as Presenting Sponsors were Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, DTE Energy Foundation, FCA Corporation, General Motors Corporation, Lear Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales, USA. Other sponsors are listed at www.paulwsmithgolf.com/sponsors.

About The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic
The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic has raised more than $7.2 million net since its founding in 2004. From its inception, Paul W. Smith, legendary radio personality and talk show host from News/Talk 760 WJR, has championed the event, serving as a dedicated event chair and sponsor solicitor. Corporate and community support includes Title Sponsor, Cumulus Media's News/Talk 760 WJR; and include Tournament Sponsor Ford Motor Company, Presenting Sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, DTE Energy Foundation, FCA Corporation, General Motors Corporation, Lear Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales, USA. For more information, and a complete list of sponsors, please visit www.paulwsmithgolf.com.

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