The band was great, the drinks were flowing and the guests had a blast! Thank you to Berlin Raceway, Jackyl, First Fuse, Gun Shy, Healthy Heart Diagnostics, P&G Racing, TGI Friday’s Aspen and everyone else who helped make this day great!
Many of you know of Katlyn either from her Dad’s email mentioned by Charlie at the golf outing, or you met her at the St. Jude’s Dinner in Rochester.
Katlyn had a heart check a while back and was found to need a new heart. Last Monday night and into Tuesday (her 15th birthday!), she got that new heart! It was a very long night with 12 hours in surgery, but she has come out fighting and is amazing everyone with how well she’s doing! You can follow her progress on her Facebook page by clicking below:
Make sure to “Like” the page while you’re there and leave a note for Katlyn!
She’s already talking about getting back to cheerleading during the upcoming football season!
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What a great night it was last evening at the Royal Park Hotel in beautiful downtown Rochester, Michigan.
The St. Jude ALSAC Children’s Research Hospital honored Charlie as a Legend for Charity surrounded by many family members, colleagues, friends and supporters.
After an inspiring presentation by Sarah Ford of St. Jude, a former St Jude patient, Charlie was introduced by long-time friend Mary Lee Kowalczyk of Rochester Community House and accepted his award for all the work he has done with the Charlie Sanders Foundation and Have A Heart Save A Life.
There was also a live auction of amazing items like seats in Charlie’s suite at a Lions game, tickets to Tigers games including the World Series, and a fantastic Detroit Pistons package.
Photos to follow soon but we just wanted you to know what a great night it was!
The Charlie Sanders Foundation “Have A Heart Save A Life” is proud to be a part of a benefit concert on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the all-new Berlin Raceway and Entertainment Complex in Marne Michigan. The concert features the classic rock band Jackyl. Profits from this concert will go to Have A Heart Save A Life and to help Healthy Heart Diagnostics, of Grand Rapids, Michigan purchase and install heart diagnostic equipment in area schools.
Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $26 per person on the day of the show. You can purchase yours now or via phone at 616-677-5000.
Don’t miss your chance to see Jackyl perform their greatest hits such as When Will It Rain or watch lead singer Jesse James Dupree destroy his stool on stage with a chainsaw solo during their biggest hit The Lumberjack. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with a special Jesse James Whiskey bottle signing. The show starts at 6:00 p.m.. There is also a special happy hour from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. with $1 Beer!
Students receive $5.00 off the ticket price – use promo code STUDENT. Be prepared to show your ID upon entry.
Brand new Chicago Bears football signed by Jay Cutler is up for auction on our eBay Giving site now. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity from The Chicago Bears Football Club.
We are so very grateful to Fox 2 Detroit and Dan Miller for producing this great show during our 3rd Annual “Have A Heart Save A Life” Golf Outing last week.
We had temporary phone lines open during the broadcast, and our volunteers were on those phones non-stop!
In case you missed it, here it is in its entirety, including great interviews with Charlie, Mike Ditka, Matt Stafford and members of the Loving and Leonard families, and more:
The Charlie Sanders Foundation is now participating in Kroger’s Community Rewards Program. If you have a Kroger Plus card (if you don’t, you can sign up at the same time!), just go to the website below, register and select the Charlie Sanders Foundation, NPO #67252 . . . and Kroger will donate a portion of your bill every time you shop! Here’s the website link:
The 3rd Annual Charlie Sanders “Have A Heart Save A Life” Celebrity Golf Outing is officially over and what an amazing day it was!
We enjoyed meeting and golfing with our special guests Coach Mike Ditka, Coach Tom Izzo, Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, Matt Stafford, Mayor Dave Bing and many, many more.
Fox 2 Detroit produced a great TV show for us and viewers enjoyed interviews with Charlie as well as Mike Lucci, Lions Coach Jim Caldwell, Dr. Stephen Almany of Beaumont Hospital and our very special guests, Ta’i Loving, mother of Darius, whose heart condition was found during a Beaumont screening, and Jocelyn Leonard, mother of Fennville’s Wes Leonard, who passed away in 2011 during the basketball championships.
And a big thank you to all of the great local viewers who phoned in and donated to this very important cause!
During this year’s event, volunteers from Beaumont screened 45 students from Oak Park High School and we are happy to report that no undetected heart conditions were found. Thank you to Dr. Almany, Monique Brand, Ralph Gentry and the rest of the Beaumont Student Healthy Heart Check volunteers.
If you were a guest this year, photo links will be available shortly.
Next year’s date is being determined and the event will again be held at Knollwood Country Club in West Bloomfield.