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Jun 24, 2024
Written By: Andrew Streitel

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation Golf Classic, presented by Meijer, will return to the spectacular American Dunes Golf Club in Grand Haven on Monday, Aug. 26. Morning and afternoon rounds will once again be offered for the 30th annual event at this Jack Nicklaus-designed masterpiece. In its fourth year of existence, American Dunes donates proceeds to the families of deceased and injured U.S. military personnel. 

The golf classic, one of West Michigan’s premier charitable and golf events, serves as the primary fundraiser for the Griffins Youth Foundation. In addition, greens fees support Folds of Honor, a charitable organization found by Lt.Col. Dan Rooney that provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members and first responders. All profits from American Dunes are donated to Folds of Honor, which has awarded academic scholarships of over $130 million to more than 52,000 recipients since 2007.

There will be a morning and afternoon shotgun start, beginning at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. The scramble-format classic includes lunch; 18 holes of premier golf with a cart; on-course food provided by Buffalo Wild Wings, Johnsonville, Mancino’s, Kilwins, Mission BBQ, and Fry Daddy’s; beverages provided by Pepsi, Budweiser, and Aquafina; contest holes; and the opportunity to win an array of prizes through a raffle and auction. Click here to register yourself or a foursome and learn more about the event.

Established in 1995, the Griffins Youth Foundation promotes academic excellence, community involvement and healthy lifestyles among the youth of West Michigan, enhancing their lives through hockey and ice-related sports. The foundation provides opportunities for nearly 500 deserving boys and girls - many of whom are underprivileged, underserved, at-risk, or have special needs - to participate in the great sport of hockey at no cost. Programs currently include co-ed hockey for first through 12th graders, a girls-only division, a learn-to-skate program, and the Grand Rapids Sled Wings sled hockey team for children and young adults with physical disabilities.

Photo by Nicolas Carrillo/Griffins