Erin participating in Mat Gaberty Golf Classic - June 7th
One of southeastern Michigan’s longest-running golf fund-raisers returns for its 32nd renewal June 7 when the McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation and Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club hosts the annual Mat Gaberty Golf Classic.
A former Macomb County commissioner and later a road commissioner, Gaberty and a small group of friends started the outing in 1981 as a means to awareness as well as funds to improve heart health in Macomb County.
With a large boost from money raised by the outing over the years, the humble efforts of a few friends grew. Today, the Mat Gaberty Heart Center, housed at McLaren Macomb health facility, is among the premier heart centers in the United States.
The Gaberty Center provides a comprehensive range of cardiac services, up to and including open-heart surgery and follow-up rehabilitation.
As it has in recent years, the 2012 Mat Gaberty Golf Classic will be hosted by Twin Lakes, located at 455 Twin Lakes Drive, off Rochester Road in Oakland Township.
This year’s event will feature Marc Santia, WDIV (Channel 4) newscaster as master of ceremonies. Ex-Detroit Lion Eric Hipple and former Detroit Red Wing great Ted Lindsay will be among the celebrity golfers as will actress Erin Cummings. Cummings starred in such television programs as Mad Men, Pan Am and Detroit 187.
The day begins with registration and driving-range availability beginning at 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served from 8 – 10:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.
Dinner stations open at 4 p.m. with an awards program set to begin at 4:30 p.m.
The event is limited to 216 golfers, but tickets are available. Tickets are priced at $350 for golfers or $100 for those who plan to attend the dinner only. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities also are available.
For tickets, sponsorships or additional information, call the McLaren Macomb Healthcare Foundation at (586) 741-4330 or visit the organization’s Website at www.mclaren.org/mmhfevents.