Kiwanis golf outing brings in estimated $20,000

By: Alex Szwarc | C&G Newspapers | Published July 31, 2021

 Tommy Vasilos and Clinton Township Kiwanis Golf Outing Chairman Ken Howe play golf July 19 at Burning Tree Golf Club in Macomb Township. About 120 golfers hit the links for the benefit outing.

Tommy Vasilos and Clinton Township Kiwanis Golf Outing Chairman Ken Howe play golf July 19 at Burning Tree Golf Club in Macomb Township. About 120 golfers hit the links for the benefit outing.

Photo provided by Kerry Jantz

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Kiwanis Club of Clinton Township hosted its 18th annual golf outing July 19 at Burning Tree Golf Club in Macomb Township.

The outing costs $150 per golfer and included driving range access, a shotgun start, 18 holes of golf, lunch and dinner.

Kerry Jantz, president-elect of the Kiwanis Club of Clinton Township, said it was a fabulous day for golf.

“We had great community support,” he said.

About 120 golfers hit the links for the benefit outing.

Jantz estimates about $20,000 was raised. He said $9,000 came in from golf outing sponsorships.

The club had a July 21 board meeting in which the board discussed using some of the money to donate to the new Clinton-Macomb Public Library North Branch, which is set to open in September.

“When the library opened near Romeo Plank 18 years ago, we gave them money,” he said. “The library always has a wish list of projects that weren’t included and asks for things. We provided them money for their puppet theater.”

Jantz hopes the money for the library this time around will go toward hands-on activities. He also believes some funds could be used to help fund a new inclusive playground near the Clinton Township Civic Center.

Last year, the club, which has about 60 members, did not have an outing due to the pandemic. Its next big event will be a wild game dinner in January.

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