Community gears up for Charity Classic Golf Scramble in Troy

By: Sarah Wright | Troy Times | Published May 20, 2024

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TROY — Community members still have the opportunity to sign up to participate in or help sponsor the Rotary Club of Troy’s second annual Charity Golf Classic Scramble.

This event will support multiple local charities and organizations, including Children’s Hospital of Michigan-Troy, the Boys and Girls Club, and American Red Cross, among many others. Last year, this event raised around $10,000, organizers said.

The Golf Classic Scramble was created when the Troy Rotary and one of their corporate members from USI Insurance Services, Ben Clevenger, partnered on a new fundraiser. Clevenger is the vice president of employee benefits with USI and has a lot of passion for golf — and a lot of experience playing and coaching the sport.

“In 2022, as a newer member and the corporate sponsor for Troy Rotary, (Troy Rotary President Roma Murthy) knew, given my love for golf and teaching the game to others, that I was the perfect member to help Troy Rotary start their first ever Golf Charity Outing in 2023,” Clevenger said in an email. “We started planning in November 2022 and had a very successful outing in June 2023 with 72 golfers and 25 sponsors.”

The Golf Classic Scramble will take place Friday, June 7, at the Sylvan Glen Golf Course and Camp Ticonderoga Bar & Grill. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and a continental breakfast and practice area will be available at 7:15 a.m. At 8 a.m., the shotgun start will begin.

“We’ll have a few professional golfers again this year, on special holes for long drives and closest to the pin contests,” Clevenger said in an email. “Golfers will stay hydrated and energized with drinks and food on the course. There will be standard golf scramble games of longest drive, closest to the pin, and skins. The day will conclude with a fantastic lunch upstairs in the new room at Camp Ticonderoga with prizes for the winning teams and a final Rotary raffle drawing for a grand prize of $2,500 or 50/50 dependent on tickets sold.”

Those interested in participating in the event can pay $125 per person or $500 for a team of four. Attendees who are interested in the lunch only can pay $35.

Troy Rotary President Roma Murthy said in an email that they will have approximately 18-20 teams of four, as well as many nongolfers “who will join the group for lunch, fellowship and prizes.”

Multiple sponsorship packages are available, ranging from $100 to $2,500. The sponsorship packages can include recognition during the Golf Classic Scramble and on social media; gift bag items; advertisements on carts, banners and gift bags; and the opportunity for a foursome to participate in the competition.

For more information, visit or contact Clevenger at (810) 391-8125 or Murthy at (248) 953-0480.