DETROIT, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Proceeds from the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic benefit Think Detroit PAL, a nonprofit organization that services more than 10,000 youth in Metro Detroit through athletic and leadership development programs. The tournament has raised nearly $3.5 million since its inception in 2004.
- This year's sponsors include Title Sponsor, News/Talk 760 WJR and Presenting Sponsors Ford Motor Company, Compuware Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, General Motors Co., The Chrysler Foundation and Ambassador Bridge.
- The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic will be held at the historic Detroit Golf Club on August 13, 2012.
/PRNewswire/ -- Tournament organizers announced today that the 9th annual Paul W. Smith Golf classic, benefiting Think Detroit PAL, has sold out.
Think Detroit PAL services youth in the city of Detroit through athletic and leadership development programming and the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic alone has provided $3 million net funds for TDP in the last nine years. This year's contributions from sponsorships and donations are reaching $3.5 million net.
"This tournament brings businesses and individuals together to support Detroit's youth, through Think Detroit PAL. We are so grateful for all of our great sponsors and their continued support of the tournament throughout the last eight years...we don't know what we'd do without them!" said tournament chair, Paul W. Smith.
The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is the largest fundraiser benefiting Think Detroit PAL. The tournament connects Detroit area corporations with the largest nonprofit youth organization in the city. This year's sponsors include: Title Sponsor News/Talk 760 WJR and Presenting Sponsors Ford Motor Company, Compuware Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, General Motors Co., The Chrysler Foundation and Ambassador Bridge for this fundraiser that supports the youth of Detroit.
Monetary donations to Think Detroit PAL are still being accepted. For more information, contact the tournament office at 313.203.7257, or visit paulwsmithgolf.com.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.
About Think Detroit PAL
Think Detroit PAL is a non-profit organization positively impacting the lives of nearly 10,000 children each year through athletic and leadership development programs. Formed through a merger of Think Detroit and the Detroit Police Athletic League in 2006, Think Detroit PAL has roots dating back to 1970.
SOURCE Ford Motor Company