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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Golf Classic raises $25,000 to help people with disabilities

More than $25,000 was raised when 144 golfers each paid $175 to participate in the 17th Annual Golf Classic at the Cherry Creek Country Club of Shelby Township for the fund-raising arm of the Macomb-Oakland Regional Center.
The funds for the Futures Foundation will go to provide items for some of the 5,100 people with disabilities that MORC serves in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Teresa Donaldson, the executive director of the Futures Foundation, said the money is dispersed as grants and used by those with disabilities to buy items not covered by insurance such as wheelchair ramps, annual park entry memberships, telecommunication devices for the deaf and home modifications to make them more accessible to a wheelchair user.
"Despite several downpours while we were on the course, we all had a great time for a heart-warming cause," said Donaldson.
The next fundraiser for the Futures Foundation is the "Starry Night Gala" on Oct. 11 at Andiamo's of Warren. For tickets, which cost $100, call (586) 464-2610.
Jerry Wolffe is the advocate at large/writer in residence at MORC Inc. He can be reached at (586) 263-8950.