Gold Key Golf Outing a success

To the Journal editor:

The Upper Peninsula Gold Key Golf Outing Committee would like to take a moment and thank all of the sponsors, donors, golfers, volunteers and Gentzs Homestead Golf Course for their help and support with the fifth annual Gold Key Golf Outing that was held on July 23 to raise funds for the Gold Key Scholarship program. With all of your help and support we were able to raise $6,505 this year.

The Michigan Elks Association Charitable Grant Fund Scholarship Commission, also known as the “Gold Key Scholarship Fund,” was established by the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Elks Association to provide a post-secondary education scholarship for special needs students to be funded through individual donor contributions. For the purpose of this scholarship “special needs” is a student that is physically challenged, currently eligible for special education services under the Federal guidelines or as may be approved by the Gold Key Commission of the Michigan Elks Association. The scholarship, which is $2000 a year, and may be renewable for up to three additional years, is intended to aid those qualifying applicants (graduating seniors) who could not otherwise do so, to continue their education or training past high school at either an accredited college, university or a licensed trade or vocational school to help them become self-respecting, self-reliant and self-supporting members of society.

To find out more about this potentially life changing program, please visit http://mielksgoldkey.org.

Fraternally,

MIKE ILMONEN, BOB ANTTILA, KATHY STRATTON, PETE GADZINSKI, JAN HEBBARD, JANET PINAR and DAWN LAMBERT