Former MSU QB Drew Stanton and wife Kristin get their photo taken with Sparrow Children’s Center Miracle Child, inpatient Abbey Larkin, Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2017, at Sparrow Hospital. The Drew Stanton High 5ive Foundation has helped support the Sparrow Children’s Center, Pediatric Playroom, and Teen Lounge. (Photo: MATTHEW DAE SMITH/Lansing State Journal)
This year, it will make its debut on campus.
The High 5ive Foundation celebrity golf outing and auction will be held June 21 for the first time at Forest Akers West Golf Course. It previously had been at two other East Lansing-area golf clubs since it moved to mid-Michigan in 2009 for its second year.
“I’m really excited to move it on campus and be able to do that,” Stanton said last week from his home in Arizona. “It’s become a Michigan State-type of deal anyway. It will be ideal.”
The former MSU and Detroit Lions quarterback, who grew up in Okemos before moving to Farmington Hills, is entering his second season as a backup with the Cleveland Browns and his 13th year in the NFL.
In 2017, Stanton’s High 5ive Foundation helped fund a $75,000 renovation of the Children’s Center Pediatric Playroom at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, where the 35-year-old was born in 1984. He has moved his annual golf outing first from College Fields Golf Club just off campus in Meridian Township to Hawk Hollow Golf Course in Bath Township just north of East Lansing until last year.
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“I want to make it a more intimate setting,” Stanton said. “We were growing, and I think at this point with what we’re trying to accomplish and the people we know continually come back each and every year, being able to go to a place as prestigious as Forest Akers and to bring it on campus, it will be pretty special.”
Among those regular attendees have been MSU football coach Mark Dantonio, current and former Spartan football players and other MSU athletes.
Foursomes for the golf outing are $1,500, and individual golfers can register for $375. Tickets for the 19th Hole Auction & Afterglow are $50. Proceeds benefit Sparrow Children’s Center, the Children’s Miracle Network and Special Olympics among others.
To register, visit www.high5ivefoundation.org. For additional information, contact Kim Doverspike at 313-643-0474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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