DETROIT, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greektown Casino-Hotel today announced that it will host its 4th annual charity golf outing to benefit local nonprofits that instill leadership skills in Detroit area youth. The event will tee off on Monday, August 27 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 so honored to host this fun-filled event which brings the local business community together to help support 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. Various hole-in-one prizes, including a Harley Davidson provided by Motor City Harley, a car provided by Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep 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: Denise Nasierowski at 313.223.2999 x5484 or [email protected].
About Greektown Casino-Hotel
Located at 555 E. Lafayette Avenue in Detroit's Greektown Entertainment District, Greektown Casino-Hotel opened on Nov. 10, 2000. Greektown Casino-Hotel offers such amenities as, Eclipz lounge, Shotz Sports Bar, Bistro 555, and a VIP lounge for players.
Greektown Casino-Hotel opened its new 400-room hotel tower February 2009. For reservations and group events, call 877-424-5554 or visit greektowncasinohotel.com.
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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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