On June 14, 2014, the Rapids FC U11 girls teams, led by honorary captains Kevin and Kyle, will play a charity soccer game to celebrate a season-long fund raising campaign to help End Duchenne. In addition to the game, there will be a silent auction as well as other activities, food, and crafts. Please see event page for more details!
Fundraising for Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD)
As “The Friar” grew in number, expanded beyond the high school group and got a little less rowdy, a decision was made to start giving back to the community. In 1995, the golf tournament began its legacy of supporting a wide range of charities including God’s Kitchen, Michigan Wheel Chair Sports Association and The Children’s [...]
30th Annual Golf Tournament To End Duchenne
The 2014 FRIAR FIGHT TO END DUCHENNE GOLF TOURNAMENT raises money to support Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD). PPMD is dedicated to the cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Over the past 19 years, the golf outing, the .1K run and silent auctions have raised over $300,000 for PPMD and other charities. For more information on [...]
The GR .1 K, A World Class Race You Don’t Want To Miss
Sponsored by Grand Rapids Brewing Company Take part in a “world-class” .1K road race that ends by the new Grand Rapids Brewing Company and starts by McFadden’s, Stella’s and HopCat – the “#3 Beer Bar on Planet Earth” as ranked by Beer Advocate Magazine. In an age where everyone gets a trophy, you can now [...]
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a progressive and devastating muscle disorder. Typically those diagnosed lose their ability to walk when they are between 9 and 14 years old, and need respiratory support during their teen years. Most typically survive only into their late teens.
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a parent founded non-profit organization, is investing in research & education that directly influence the well-being of those diagnosed. 86% of the funds received by this organization go to research and education.
As “The Friar” grew in number, expanded beyond the high school group and got a little less rowdy, a decision was made to start giving back to the community. In 1995, the golf tournament began its legacy of supporting a wide range of charities including God’s Kitchen, Michigan Wheel Chair Sports Association and The Children’s Assessment Center, just to name a few.
“The Friar” fundraising became more personal several years ago as Kevin and Kyle, the two sons of Mike and DeAnne Friar, and the brothers of sister Colleen, were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.