‘Fund Raisers’


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 [...]