Xemplar golf outing has new name, same goal

Farmington Memorial Day
Xemplar Club members hand out flags at the start of Farmington’s Memorial Day parade.

The Eleventh Annual Xemplar Club Signature Classic charity golf event, held June 29 at the Farmington Hills Golf Club, has a new name, but the same goal of raising funds to benefit youth programs in Farmington and Farmington Hills.

The outing was originally named in honor of Jon Grant, a former Farmington Hills mayor, 14-year city council Member and longtime community activist, who passed away in 2003. It draws more than 100 community and business leaders from Farmington Hills and surrounding areas.

“This is not your ordinary golf event, it’s totally fun, unique, and dedicated to supporting our community and its young people,” said Richard Lerner, Farmington Hills city council member and event co-chair. “The response to the previous ten golf events has been fantastic, and I’m sure the Eleventh Annual Golf Classic will be the best ever.”

The day begins at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Activities will include golf, dinner, a raffle for prizes including a weekend trip for two to Mackinac Island, dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s Restaurant and a night at the Motown Casino, sports packages including Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings tickets, and many other fun items.

Last year’s event raised more than $10,000 and supported the Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families, Common Ground, Farmington Area Goodfellows, Neighborhood House, Haven House, Sweet Dreamzzz, After-School Youth Programs, American Legion Boys & Girls State, the Farmington Memorial Day Parade, Special Olympics Team Farmington, Star Fish Family Services, and several other charitable organizations that support at-risk children, families, and seniors in our community.

Opportunities are still available to be an event sponsor and to donate prizes. The Xemplar Club is a 501c (3) tax exempt public charity, and donors receive recognition in the event program as well as a receipt for tax purposes. To become a sponsor, donate prizes, or to register golfers or diners for this great event, go to xemplarclub.org/golf.  Single golfers, foursomes, and diners are all welcome.

For more information, contact event co-chairs Richard Lerner at 248-471-4960, ext. 206, rlerner@fhgov.com, or Bob Button at 248-893-1030, rbutton@bekscpa.com.

Press release