Greektown Casino-Hotel Hosts Golf Outing for Detroit Youth Charities

Aug 16, 2011, 09:41 ET from Greektown Casino-Hotel

DETROIT, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greektown Casino-Hotel today announced that it will host a charity golf outing to benefit local nonprofits that instill leadership skills in Detroit area youth. The event will tee off on Monday, August 29 at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield.  

All proceeds will be distributed equally among three local youth charities: Think Detroit PAL, Boys Hope Girls Hope and the Coleman A. Young Foundation.

"We are delighted to host this fun-filled event that brings together local companies and individuals for the important cause that is our city's youth. Through this event we hope to make an impact for these organizations which are so committed every day to the future of our children," said Michael Puggi, President & CEO, Greektown Casino-Hotel.

In addition to the golf, guests can participate in numerous contests, such as longest drive and closest to the pin. Two hole-in-one prizes, a Harley Davidson provided by Motor City Harley and a Rolex watch from HOUR Detroit, will also be up for grabs. The event will culminate with an awards dinner and live auction featuring an array of donated items.

Greektown Casino-Hotel plans to make the golf outing an annual event. Sponsorship and foursome spots are still available.. For more information regarding sponsorship or to reserve a spot, contact: Lloryn Love at 313.223.2999 x5455 or LLove@greektowncasino.com.

About Greektown Casino-Hotel

Located in the heart of Detroit's Greektown Dining and Entertainment District, Greektown Casino-Hotel opened on Nov. 10, 2000. Greektown Casino-Hotel offers such amenities as the International Buffet, Eclipz Lounge, Shotz Sports Bar & Grill, Bistro 555 and a VIP lounge for players. Greektown Casino-Hotel opened its 400-room hotel tower in February 2009 and recently became the first Michigan casino to debut a smartphone application. For more information, visit greektowncasino.com.

About Think Detroit PAL

Think Detroit PAL was formed in 2006 with the merger of Think Detroit Inc. and the Detroit Police Athletic League. In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Think Detroit PAL builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs.  In 2010, Think Detroit PAL served over 10,000 girls and boys through a combined 24 sports and academic programs, making it one of the largest youth organizations in the state of Michigan. More than 80 cents of each dollar donated to Think Detroit PAL goes directly into programming.

For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please contact Think Detroit PAL at 313.833.1600 or on the web at www.thinkdetroitpal.org.

About Boys Hope Girls Hope

By providing children with arms-around care, safe homes and environments, a first-class education, opportunities to learn more about themselves and the world and academic, financial and spiritual support through college, Boys Hope Girls Hope empowers children to realize the potential that is within them.

The organization sets high standards and gives scholars everything they will need to meet those standards.

Boys Hope Girls Hope empowers them to overcome the obstacles-neighborhoods shattered by crime and poverty, families broken by economic hardship, death, and divorce; overcrowded and underperforming schools-that threaten their potential, their futures, and their families' futures.

About the Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF)

Since 1986, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million to more than 400 students.

The mission of CAYF is to develop leadership among youth through college scholarships, mentoring and other support for personal growth and development.

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