‘Golf Fundraiser History’

History of the “Friar” Golf Outing

Back in 1985, Mike Friar convinced a group of high school seniors to hit the links for a “formal” 2 man scramble golf tournament. For the most part, it consisted of a bunch of recent East Kentwood High School grads hacking around a golf course, half of them going shirtless in order to work on [...]

Friends and “Friends of Friends “

2009 marked the 25th anniversary of the golf outing.  To commemorate the milestone, 25 family members and friends pledged to shave their heads in an effort to raise  $25,000 for PPMD.   The 2009 event ended up raising over $42,000 with 34 volunteers getting their heads shaved.   In 2010, a number of the Friar [...]

2009 Golf Fundraiser and a TRIM!

This special event was aired on FOX NEWS 17 For 25 years, a group of friends in Grand Rapids, Michigan has hosted a golf tournament — first to skip school, later to stay-in-touch, and now all these years later the motivation is much more serious. This is a news report that aired on Fox 17 [...]