Art Park golf fundraiser success

Big Swings for Good at the 2019 Michigan Legacy Art Park Golf Classic

Supporters from all over Northern Michigan gathered this past week at the 4th Annual Golf Classic. Nearly 90 attendees descended on Crystal Mountain’s gorgeous Mountain Ridge course for a day of fantastic sportsmanship and celebration benefitting the nonprofit Michigan Legacy Art Park. Thanks to their generosity, the Art Park raised $29,995 in funding to support our mission to inspire awareness, appreciation and passion for Michigan’s history, culture and environment through the arts.

The signature fundraising event was presented by D&W Mechanical.

Take off at the Art Park Golf Classic

Cheers to a great day at the Golf Classic

Cheers to a great day at the Golf Classic

Team fun at the Art Park Golf Classic

Cindy Milock, Saku Takano and Christie Minervini

Congratulations and prizes went to First Place Men’s Division Winners Fritz Heller, Rick Heller, Adam Miller and Chad Miller; with Cindy Carr, Cindy Weisse-Jurik, Cindy Godmer and Beth Melcher taking the top honors in the Women’s Division. Mixed Division Winners Karyn Thorr, Laura Reznich, Kevin Moore and Jason Remington also received golf packages courtesy of Interlochen Golf Course. Fritz Heller also won the prize for a “Closest to the Line” drive contest on Hole #4.

First Place - Womens Division

First Place – Womens Division

First Place - Mixed Division

First Place – Mixed Division

First Place - Mens Division

First Place – Mens Division

Huge thanks to event advisor Greg Babinec, PGA Professional and Head of Golf at Crystal Mountain, and Diane Wilbur who served as the event’s Committee Chair along with members Mo White, Kathy Eiferle, Autumn Gillow, Chuck Keeling, Mary Ann Cheney, David Reschke and Russ Smith.

Thompsonville’s Iron Fish Distillery provided “Arnold Palmer” cocktails created with their Michigan Rye Vodka, and Great Lakes Potato Chips donated snacks for the participants.

Golf Classic Chair Diane Wilbur celebrates the planning committee at the close of the day

Golf Classic Chair Diane Wilbur celebrates the planning committee at the close of the day

Crystal Mountain Golf Director Greg Babinec starts a great day off

Crystal Mountain Golf Director Greg Babinec starts a great day off

Additional event sponsors included Abramson Family Dentistry, Anderson Wealth Management, Carrier Great Lakes, Chemical Bank, Cherryland Electric Co-Op, Cooke Sheet Metal, Cooley Contracting, Crystal Mountain Realty, Thomas and Julie Dawson, Etna Supply, Ferguson Enterprises, Fifth Third Bank, Great Openings, Charles Hiotas, Honor Building Supply, Independent Bank, Kathy Eiferle, Mo & Linda White, Jim & Maree Mulvoy, Nealis Engineering, Trane, Traverse City Products, Victaulic, Watson Benzie Chrysler, Diane Wilbur & Jim Szalay, Jack Pope and Williams Distributing.

Next year’s Golf Classic will take place on June June 2, 2020 at Crystal Mountain.

MLAP President Maree Mulvoy and Executive Director Joe Beyer enjoying the day


Special thanks to our dedicated Golf Classic volunteers: Cindy Carr, Caitlin Chism, Judy Dameron, Tom Dameron, Julie Dawson, Tom Dawson, Joy Kennedy, Beth Milligan, JoAnn Pope, Emily Smiddy, Russell Smith, Glenda Wierzbicki and Linda White.

Huge thanks to Presenting Sponsors D&W Mechanical and MO & Linda White

Huge thanks to Presenting Sponsors D&W Mechanical and MO & Linda White

Presenting Sponsor

D and W Mechanical

Mo & Linda White


Leadership Sponsors




Sustaining Sponsors


Chemical Bank ETNA Fifth Third Logo 150

Jim & Maree Mulvoy


Associate Sponsors


Crystal Mountain Realty Independent Bank 150 Victaulic Logo
Tom & Julie Dawson · Kathy & Harry Eiferle · Jack & JoAnn Pope · Diane Wilbur & Jim Szalay

Friends of the Art Park


Abramson Family Dentistry · Cooke Sheet Metal · Kitty & Brad Dixon · Cherryland Electric · Charles Hiotas · Honor Building Supply · Nealis Engineering · Traverse City Products · Watson Benzie · Suzy Voltz

Hole-In-One Sponsor


Serra Traverse City

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