2008 Paul W. Smith Golf Classic raises $400,000 net funds to benefit Detroit youth

Tournament organizers are happy to announce that the Fifth Anniversary Paul W. Smith Golf Classic benefitting Think Detroit PAL was a huge success. Thanks to the overwhelming support from the local business community, the 2008 golf classic netted $400,000 - bringing the total net funds raised to date to $1.6 million in five years. The 2009 Paul W. Smith Golf Classic will be held Monday, August 17 at the Detroit Golf Club. Title Sponsor News/Talk 760 WJR was joined by Ford Motor Company, The Advanced Strategies Group Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Chrysler LLC, Compuware Corporation, General Motors and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., as Presenting Sponsors. The tournament took place at the Detroit Golf Club, a 219-acre club with two beautifully wooded courses. The event featured shotguns on the North and South courses, contests on both courses and awards reception immediately after. A member of the Think Detroit PAL golf program, Eric Perry spoke at the reception. John Scodellaro, Managing Partner and CFO of PCGCampbell, was awarded with the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic / Think Detroit PAL Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service to Think Detroit PAL and for his instrumental role in the 2006 merger of Think Detroit and Detroit PAL. Members of each winning foursome received flight certificates from Northwest Airlines. Winners included the following: North Course: 1st place-Ron Humenny, Matt Lowman, Tony Treboldi and Harry Lomason III South Course: 1st place-Joseph Welch, Frank Wheatlake, Chris Bigford and Justin Hance The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is one of the top fundraisers for Think Detroit PAL, a non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individual donors, foundations and corporations. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Think Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs, serving nearly 13,000 kids with the help of 1,500 volunteers.