Fox Motors of Traverse City has been supporter of The Father Fred Foundation and works help to raise needs funds and donations of food, household goods and furniture. Fox Motors played a big role in February’s FROSTBITE Food Drive and in August, Fox Motors will host the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championship golf tournament at Manitou Passage Golf Club that will benefit the foundation.
The Father Fred Foundation has been providing assistance to thousands of families for over 20 years, offering food, clothing, furniture, household goods and financial assistance for residents in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties.Its founder, Father Edwin Frederick, was a Catholic priest who served 31 years as a Chaplin for the Traverse City State Hospital. It was there that he got his nickname, “Father Fred.”
The state hospital closed in 1989 leaving many people with no place to live. Many did not have jobs or food to eat. Father Fred could not sleep at night knowing that so many people were suffering. It was at that time that he and a small group of people formed a group to help meet the critical needs of the local community. That was when the Father Fred Foundation was born. Its mission was to provide basic needs for those who are unable to get assistance anywhere else.
Running a foundation required money and resources. Father Fred was an avid fundraiser and he had a gift for encouraging others to get involved with him in his quest to help the needy. Father Fred not only leaves a legacy of providing for people’s basic needs, but he also leaves behind his passion for raising needed funds. The Father Fred Foundation sponsors many fundraising events throughout the year that fill the coffers with food, money, clothing and household goods that are so critically needed.
On August 8, 2011, Fox Motors will host the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships golf tournament at Manitou Passage Golf Club. Fox Motors will donation $100 to The Father Fred Foundation for each participant in the tournament. The tournament is open to the public. The event will begin with lunch at 11:30am at the Manitou Passage Golf Club pavilion with a shotgun start at 1:00pm. An awards banquet will be held at The Homestead immediately following the tournament for all participants.
Fox Motors is giving away a Mercedes-Benz automobile for anyone who hits a hole-in-one on Hole #13 and a vehicle lease for anyone who hits a hole-in-one on Hole #15. There are other prizes as well including a gift certificate from The Homestead and four rounds of golf from Manitou Passage Golf Club. For event details, visit the Manitou Passage Golf Club Events page.
To register for the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships, call Fox Motors at 231.922.2000. For a lodging package that includes the golf tournament ticket and awards dinner, call The Homestead at 231.334.5100.
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