The Wixom Community Foundation will hold what the organization is hoping will be an annual golf outing tomorrow, Thursday, June 9 at 10 a.m. to raise dollars for the Teaching, Educating, Assisting, and Mentoring (TEAM) youth program lined up for Loon Lake and Wixom elementary schools.
The benefit will be held at Coyote Golf Club on Milford Road in New Hudson.
Costs are $100 per golfer, which includes a continental breakfast, hot dogs at the turn, a steak dinner, a golf shirt and prizes. Alcohol is not included but a cash bar will be accessible.
All food and beverages have been donated by local businesses.
The TEAM program is similar in focus to Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), and will be handled through the Wixom Police Department. The new format is more interactive and creates more dialogue among students.
Topics during the 8-10 week program may include Internet safety, bullying, self-esteem, drugs, alcohol, career pathways, and social interaction.
Proceeds will benefit TEAM by paying for the police officer’s salary and program supplies. Total costs of the program are pegged at $4,000.
The Wixom TEAM program is co-chaired by City Councilmen Jim Cutright and Pat Beagle, who both helped coordinate the golf outing.
Cutright said 112 golfers are already signed up, but they have room for 30 more players.
“We won’t turn anyone away, even on the day of the event,” Cutright said.
The golf outing is the largest fundraiser held by the Wixom Community Foundation.
Funding is maintained by the Wixom Community Foundation, which heads up the TEAM program.
The Wixom Community Foundation is a 501(C)(3) foundation established to enhance the quality of life and the area.