Golfers and potential sponsors will have a chance to help the Dearborn Historical Museum with its financial “handicap” on the first Monday after Homecoming weekend this August.
The first annual Museum Guild of Dearborn golf outing is looking for foursomes to round out a $100-a-person scramble scheduled for August 5 at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course. The outing will feature 18 holes of golf with cart, a steak dinner and a two-hour wine-and-beer open bar after the round, as well as welcome gifts and prizes, a silent auction and refreshments on the course.
All profits will benefit the museum, which has been operating without support from the city’s general fund since last July.
The outing will consist of a field of only 18 teams, and the Guild is urging prospective golfers not to delay in registering. The format will be a best-ball scramble . Registration forms are available at the museum office at 915 Brady, just north of Michigan Avenue, or from Guild President Rick Danes at 313-363-3560. Businesses that would like to sponsor a hole or make a donation also are asked to contact Danes.
Any donation over the cost of the outing is tax-deductible under the Guild’s status as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Tax receipts will be available at the course during the sign-in process at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5, followed by an 11 a.m. tee-off. In staying true to the event’s theme of Honoring Our Veterans, members of the Dearborn Allied War Council will perform a flag-raising and honor salute to signal the start of the round.
The golf outing is the latest museum fund raiser sponsored by the Guild, which has supported the museum through volunteers and donations since 1957.
The Guild this year sponsored the museum’s annual volunteer brunch, the opening of the Dearborn Sports Legends display at the museum, and the museum’s annual Pioneer Program for second-graders. The Guild is also planning its fourth annual garage sale to benefit the museum on June 20-22, and it is considering sponsoring publication of its third volume of “Dearborn’s Best Stories” later this year.