Kelly Cares Foundation hosts 5th Annual Kelly Cares Golf Invitational on June 3, 2019
WHAT: On Monday, June 3, the Kelly Cares Foundation, will host its annual Golf Invitational at Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, MI. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lou Holtz Foundation and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund, as well as charitable organizations that align with the mission of the Kelly Cares Foundation.
The Invitational is the successor to the Irish Legends Golf Outing.
WHEN: Monday, June 3, 2019
WHERE: Lost Dunes Golf Club
9300 Red Arrow Highway
Bridgman, MI 49106
· Coach Brian Kelly and Paqui Kelly presenting $10,000 checks to both the Lou Holtz Foundation and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund
· Coach Brian Kelly and Paqui Kelly golfing
Interviews with Coach Brian Kelly and Paqui Kelly available on site at 8:30 am. Please contact Sara Iannone for more information.
Kelly Cares Foundation Raises $300,000 at 5th Annual Golf Invitational
South Bend, IN - June 3, 2019 – Today, the Kelly Cares Foundation hosted its fifth annual Golf Invitational at the Lost Dunes Golf Club in Bridgman, MI. The event raised nearly $300,000 that will benefit both the Lou Holtz Foundation and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund, as well as charitable organizations that align with the mission of the Kelly Cares Foundation. Four Winds Casino Resort and Idealease served as the Co-Presenting Sponsors.
The Kelly Cares Foundation Golf Invitational is the successor to the Irish Legends Golf Outing that has taken place annually over several years. While Lou Holtz and Ara Parseghian are no longer official hosts, the Kelly Cares Foundation is devoted to continuing the tradition that has been established, while contributing to both former coaches’ foundations in the process. The Kelly Cares Foundation presented both the Holtz Charitable Foundation and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund with donations, underscoring the Kelly Cares Foundation’s continued support.
The Kelly Cares Foundation Golf Invitational gathers supporters of the Kelly Cares Foundation for an afternoon of fun, and it raises additional resources to benefit the Foundation’s mission. The day featured supporters enjoying activities including lunch, a full round of golf at the beautiful Lost Dunes Golf Club, and cocktail reception with an awards presentation.
“Being able to carry on the tradition that Lou and Ara started with the Irish Legends Golf Outing, and to carry on the tradition through the Kelly Cares Foundation –you can’t imagine how proud and honored we are to be able to do so,” said Brian Kelly, Kelly Cares Foundation Co-Founder and Notre Dame Head Football Coach. “And being able to personally present donations to both the Lou Holtz and Ara Parseghian Foundations is truly an honor and privilege for Paqui and I, and the Kelly Cares Foundation.”
The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund is devoted to funding research for finding a treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C (NP-C) Disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Three of Parseghian’s grandchildren were afflicted with NP-C, before losing their battle with the disease. Of the more than 400 rare disease organizations in the United States, the Parseghian Foundation is a leader in raising funds totaling over $30 million since its inception. The Parseghian family and all its volunteers and supporters and more determined than ever to conquer this disease in an effort to save the lives of thousands of other NP-C children and young adults around the world.
Founded in 1998 by Lou and Beth Holtz, the Holtz Charitable Foundation donates to a variety of non-profit organizations, including Touching Tiny Lives, which support the foundation’s mission to promote Christianity, education, and charity. The Holtz Foundation’s strong relationship with Touching Tiny Lives helps to provide food, medical care, and outreach to children in great need of stabilization and services.
“It says something special about the Notre Dame community to have coaches, past and present, that are so devoted to working to help make a difference in this world by using their blessings and network of supporters to help raise funds that will benefit charities that are doing critical work to help those that need it most.” said Paqui Kelly, Co-Founder of the Kelly Cares Foundation. “We are proud to be a part of this Notre Dame family that is helping to make a positive impact, here and beyond.”
To learn more about the Kelly Cares Foundation Golf Invitational at Lost Dunes or the Kelly Cares Foundation, or to schedule an interview with Paqui Kelly or Coach Kelly regarding the event, please contact the Kelly Cares Foundation Marketing & Communications Manager, Sara Iannone, at 574-213- 5624 or by email at sara.iannone@
About the Kelly Cares Foundation
Kelly Cares Foundation strengthens communities and inspires hope by investing resources to improve health and education. The Foundation has established itself as a “Playbook for Hope” for countless families, patients, caregivers, and students in its local Indiana community and beyond.
Since its founding in 2008 by Coach Brian and Paqui Kelly, the Kelly Cares Foundation has donated over $5 million to support causes locally, nationally and globally. Some notable organizations that have received contributions from the Kelly Cares Foundation include Bethel College, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund, the Declan Drumm Memorial Fund, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Saint Joseph Health System, and the University of Notre Dame.
To learn more about the Kelly Cares Foundation and its initiatives, visit www.kellycaresfoundation.org.
Posted on June 03, 2019