MIS Cares Golf Scramble to be held at Hantz Golf Club in Tecumseh
BROOKLYN — The inaugural MIS (Michigan International Speedway) Cares Golf Scramble has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19, at the Hantz Golf Club in Tecumseh, where a day on the course will help benefit local service groups and organizations.Golfers can play a round on Hantz Golf Club’s greens, enjoy a dinner buffet and bid on one-of-a-kind auction items to benefit MIS Cares, the official charity of the speedway.“Michigan has some of the best golf courses in the country and we are lucky to have the Hantz Golf Club so close to the Irish Hills,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “MIS Cares is a great charity and thanks to support from our fans we are able to provide so much to worthy organizations right in our community. We look forward to all the golfers teeing it up and taking part in this inaugural event.”A four-person team can download the registration form at www.mispeedway.com/miscaresgolf. The cost to join is $100 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, a hot dog lunch and a dinner buffet. Golfers can mail their completed form and payments to MIS Cares at 12626 US HWY 12, Brooklyn, MI 49230.The deadline is Friday, August 29.Those not interested in joining the golf outing can still help in the cause by purchasing dinner for $35 beginning at 5:30 p.m.The Golf Scramble will also feature an array of skill contests, a silent auction, as well as many other activities.Registration for the day begins at 12 p.m. and golf will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.A silent auction is open until 6:30 p.m. and will see bids on June 2015 NASCAR tickets at MIS, Detroit Red Wings tickets, a signed Jimmy Howard helmet, a Tom Izzo signed basketball from Michigan State, an overnight package at Treetop Resort and more.With a donation, golfers may also prove their talent in a variety of contests for a chance to win one of the many prizes. A putting contest will be held at 12:30 p.m. There will also be prizes awarded for the longest drive on the fairway and the top-three scoring teams.Hantz Golf Club’s 18-hole course is a par 72 with three sets of tee positions (5400 yards to just over 6800 yards). This course has pine, maple and hickory trees lining the fairways, and the well-maintained greens are said to be fast and roll true.In 2013, MIS and its sister company Americrown combined to donate a total of $606,469 to local service groups and organizations through cash donations, work programs, grants and sponsorships, as well as tickets and merchandise that clubs raffle to raise money. MIS Cares awarded $76,469 in cash donations to local charities through its grant program. Another $60,000 was awarded through sponsorships and tickets those groups raffle off, also to raise money.