The Annual Golf Outing is set for Friday, June 8, 2018
The second event put together by the Chamber in 2006 was the annual golf outing. A chief fundraiser for the Chamber, the focus was to provide a source of revenues not only to the Chamber, but to the development of the Grass Lake Township Park on Willis Road just west of the Village of Grass Lake. Capturing the attention of thirty-four 4 person teams in 2009, the annual outing provided more than $5,000 in support for the development in the park.
Disbursed to the individual organizations that use the park, The Grass Lake Summer Youth Baseball League and the American Youth Soccer Organization’s Region 610 Chapter have provided the impetus for advancement and improvement of the park since it was opened in 2008. While 2009 was a banner year for the community overall, the general slow trends in the economy had its impact on the outing with only twenty-nine 4 person teams making it to the outing in 2012. Still, the outing has generated more than $49,000 in revenue for the parks groups, thanks in large part to all the sponsors who generously made up for the slower economy. In 2013 the outing topped 36 4-man teams to boost the overall revenue to the two key clubs.In 2014, the number came back to topping 36 4-man teams to register a record $6,440 to the two key clubs, and topped more than $30,000 to the development of the Sports & Trails Park in Grass Lake.
Falling generally in early June, the Annual Golf Outing still posts the best results for fundraising for the Chamber and the individual support groups developing the park and its facilities. Keep an eye out for the date of the event each year and give some thought to joining in on some big money prizes for the winners of the tournament.