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Wahlberg, Izzo, Megatron among stars to golf in children’s charity event

 Wahlberg, Izzo, Megatron among stars to golf in children’s charity event

Mark Wahlberg is pictured with Jay Feldman during the 2022 Children’s Miracle event at the Detroit Golf Club.

If you’re planning to attend the Aug. 28 Feldman Automotive Children’s Miracle Celebrity Invitational golf event at the Detroit Golf Club, bring your shades because some of the brightest stars in the entertainment and sports industries will be out in force.

Among the celebrities scheduled to play in the charity event — the organizers of which have a goal to raise $1.5 million for the Children’s Miracle Network at Beaumont Children’s and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation — are Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Dillon, Kevin James, Tom Izzo, Evander Holyfield and Calvin (Megatron) Johnson.

The event is billed as metro-Detroit’s largest celebrity golf event where every foursome enjoys an up-close and personal celebrity pairing, featuring more than 50 national and local celebrities.

Jay Feldman, chairman/CEO for the Feldman Automotive Group, is also part of the event committee. Not only does he play an integral role in fundraising, Feldman also generously coordinates celebrity appearances for the event.

“We got involved with Corewell Health because giving back and helping children is important to me and my family,” Feldman said.

“It is gratifying to see so many celebrities, whose presence drives participation, get behind this event to help our cause.”

Full day of star sightings and hospitality

The Invitational provides a full day of golf on the premier courses of the Detroit Golf Club and hospitality.

New this year is the debut of the Golf Ball, an after-golf cocktail party and strolling dinner that gives guests the opportunity to mingle with the celebrities attending and to bid on over-the-top experiences. 

Actor Kevin Dillon is pictured with Jay Feldman
Actor Kevin Dillon is pictured with Jay Feldman

Support for Children’s Miracle Network at Beaumont Children’s provides life-saving services, vital pediatric equipment and funds for patient scholarships given to families unable to afford needed care.

The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation will utilize funds to improve the quality of life for youth in Detroit, Boston and nationwide, by providing financial resources and community support to youth services.

In addition to the Feldman Automotive Group’s title sponsorship, the invitational has the support of several community and corporate leaders including lead presenting sponsor Quantum Ventures of Michigan.

Golf Ball is can’t miss event

Although golf sponsorships are no longer available, individuals can attend the Golf Ball.  Tickets ($500) include cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and open bidding for live auction packages including: personally-hosted tour of the Hendrick Heritage Center with Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon; Celani Wine Cellar dinner for 10 with a private chef; and an Italian Villa stay for seven nights.

For tickets and sponsorship information visit:   beaumont.org/giving/foundation-events

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay within the community where the funds were raised. CMNHospitals.org

Wahlberg’s mission

The mission of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation is to improve the quality of life for inner city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations. The foundation provides financial and community support to assist in making the dreams and ultimate potential of inner-city youth become a reality.  Find out more at markwahlbergyouthfoundation.org.

Ed Wright can be reached at 734-664-4657 or edwright@socialhousenews.com.

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