On September 22, 2016, Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood held its 30th annual golf outing at Timber Ridge Golf Club to raise money for the Sparrow Regional Children’s Center affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network. Though the golf outing has been ongoing for the past 30 years, in just the last 12 years CBHB has donated $62,145 to Sparrow Hospital. This year alone, we raised $7,400 with 72 golfers and 18 vendors.
The funds raised this September could go towards a number of things at the hospital. For example, the money may be used to purchase specially-made pediatric wheelchairs, new toys for the pediatric playroom, bedside monitors, or equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit babies.
CBHB started the contribution to Sparrow through the Michigan State University Coaches for Kids program.
“A couple of the agents were involved with the MSU sports program, and we easily were convinced it was a very good cause,” said Bill MacLeod, President of Sales and Marketing at CBHB. “Coaches for Kids was a fundraiser for the Sparrow Children’s Ward, and we jumped in with them and wanted to support that.”
Along with donating to a great cause, many CBHB employees find this activity to be a great way to hang out with colleagues in a casual setting. With agents, staff, vendors, and some friends and family, it was a perfect way to spend a day out on the course. They are so grateful and honored to be able to have so much fun while still helping others.
“It brings a community feel to this business because we’re all just so crazy and running around all of the time,” said Erin Klinger, a CBHB agent and member of our golf committee. “It’s a day where everybody just kind of slows down and has a good time, so I feel like you really get to know people a lot better.”
Much of the funds were raised through generous donations from vendors, and also through the silent auction where many enticing gifts up for grabs. We would like to give a special thanks to our “Mega” supporters Dart Bank, Tri-County Title, and American Home Shield; Jason VanSickle for supporting lunch; and Mark Light for his generosity. We would also like to thank the golf committee, Timber Ridge Golf Club, and everyone who participated and contributed to such a fun and charitable afternoon.