Michigan From the Heart tees up its annual golf outing on June 19 at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor and the leaderboard will be crowded with a few good golfers but all great people.
The event raises money for Michigan From The Heart, an organization started and run by the Boullion family of Dexter.
Dexter’s Ed Boullion, his wife Leann Boullion, and daughter Channon, are the hearts behind Michigan From the Heart. Leann, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 58, was the queen, the matriarch and the soul of an organization that brings joy to young people in search of a smile or laugh or just a pleasant change of pace.
For 26 years, Michigan From The Heart has served as an inspiration to both University of Michigan student-athletes and the pediatric patients and families of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. On Thursday evenings, Michigan From The Heart arranges visits to the hospital by student-athletes who offer a welcome distraction by spending time with patients and families.
Patients are then given the opportunity to watch the athletes in action by attending University of Michigan sporting events as special guests of the team.
Michigan From The Heart also host football tailgates and Disney trips in hopes of putting smiles on children’s’ faces and some joy into their hearts. The organization provides further support to these children through contributions to the hospital’s Child and Family Life department and by spearheading smaller, yet much needed initiatives that otherwise go unfunded such as the new “Connecting Mom and Baby Ipad Program.”
The funding to support this program is raised primarily through our annual golf outing, in which 144 golfers participate. Travis Pointe Country Club is again donating its world-class golf course for this very important event starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 19 with registration. Team photos are at 9 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 10 a.m.
The banquet immediately following will include presentations by former University of Michigan student-athletes and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital families.
The golf contests include: Hole-in-One, Putting, Longest Drive and Closest to Pin.
The fee ($150 per person/$600 for foursome) includes breakfast, lunch at the turn, beverages, golf green and cart Fees and dinner.
Michigan From the Heart is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization operated entirely by unpaid volunteers.