Golfers hit links for 33rd annual Henry Ford Golf Classic

The BASF Wyandotte presenting sponsor team and Kevin Rourke (second from left), Chief Development Officer at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, take part in last year’s Henry Ford Wyandotte Golf Classic. Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

For more than three decades, the Henry Ford Wyandotte Golf Classic has generated tremendous community support and contributed to patient care improvements throughout the hospital.

“We are grateful for the outpouring of support we receive every year for our golf outing,” said Dr. Dennis Lemanski, chief medical officer and senior vice president of medical education, “The money raised from the event allows us to invest it in patient care areas as we strive to continue improving the lives of the Downriver community.”

This year’s golf outing takes place June 3 at the Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club. Golfers have the option of registering for shotgun starts at either 7:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Registration includes 18 holes and a cart, dinner and an awards reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. following the afternoon flight.

This year, BASF Corporation once again will partner as the event’s Presenting Sponsor, and Fritz Enterprises as the Event and Clubhouse Sponsor. The continued success of the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Golf Classic would not be possible without the support of its sponsors, golfers and volunteers.

“We truly appreciate our continued partnership with BASF and Fritz Enterprises, as well as our many dedicated sponsors,” Lemanski said.

The funds generated from this year’s Golf Classic will support the hospital’s Emergency Department. “This will allow us to add capacity for growth, and optimize our specialty services, along with purchase essential technology and resources to enhance the care experience for our Downriver community,” Lemanski said.

With proceeds from last year’s Golf Classic, the hospital now offers Integrative Medicine, such as acupuncture, to its oncology patients. Having raised over $2.8 million in three decades, the proceeds from this event have contributed to a number of important programs and initiatives, such as a new trauma suite at Henry Ford Health Center- Brownstown, the Patient Medical Needs fund and the Yes Ma’am Program, among others.

Register online at For more information about sponsorship opportunities or tickets, contact Kevin Rourke at 734-246-8849.

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