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Paul W. Smith Golf Classic Raises Over $480,000 for Detroit Youth Charities

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DETROIT, July 12, 2022 – The 19th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic gained net proceeds exceeding $480,000 Monday, bringing total financial contributions to $8.2 million since its founding in 2004. Money raised go directly to four charities: The Children’s FoundationDetroit PALThe Children’s Center, and Variety, the Children’s Charity of Detroit, which support programs that impact the lives of 55,000 youth.


July 12, 2022 ~ The Children’s Foundation President and CEO Larry Burns tells Guy Gordon that the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic raised $480,000 to help four Detroit area children’s charities, bringing the net total over 19 years to $8.2 million dollars.

(CONTINUED) The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic, held at the historic Detroit Golf Club, featured a day of golf, camaraderie, and outdoor dining. The event was attended by civic, business, and community representatives. Proceeds were raised from sponsorships and individual contributions.

While this year’s event is finished, the needs of the youth continue. The public is encouraged to support the charities through the Paul W.’s Caring for Kids Club, which will continue to accept donations online year-round at www.PaulWSmithGolf.com.

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 760 WJR and Ford Motor Company is Tournament Sponsor. Joining them as Presenting Sponsors were Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganDTE Energy FoundationFCA CorporationGeneral Motors CorporationLear Corporation, and Toyota Motor SalesUSA. Additionally, thirteen new sponsors sponsors joined the storied tournament this year. All sponsors are listed at www.PaulWSmithGolf.com/Sponsors.


Thank you Detroit!

$2,064,269 raised during the SAY Detroit Radiothon … our biggest fundraising year EVER!

Thank you for helping to build better days in Detroit! See the official grand total announcement here!