2015 Tee Sponsors

We couldn’t be happier to have so many returning sponsors this year for our 3rd Annual Cancer and Critical Care Fund Golf Tournament! Better yet, we have a number of new business sponsors who’ve decided to show their support for the Cancer and Critical Care Fund by becoming a Tee Sponsor.

Thank you to all the following businesses and individuals:

(Names with an asterisks are fist time Tee Sponsors)

Logo—Shelby State Bank

Shelby State Bank—Hole-in-One Sponsor


Aflac—Hole-in-One Sponsor

Logo—Cosmic Candy Co.Cosmic Candy Company—Home of Pentwater Popcorn

Logo—Direct Advertising Co.

Direct Advertising Company—Brenda & Lindsay Blamer

Logo—Gale's IGA

Gale’s IGA of Hart—Bruce & Denis Mull

Logo—Greg Gebhart Construction

Greg Gebhart Construction—Dawn & Greg Gebhart*

Logo—Gull Landing

Gull Landing, Pentwater—Diana Farquhar Russell

Logo—Pentwater Dari Creme

Pentwater Dari Creme—Diane Grady

Logo—That PlaceThat Place, Hart—Diane Grady

Logo—The Boathouse

The Boathouse Bar & Grille, Pentwater—Maureen Murphy

Logo—The Brown Bear

The Brown Bear of Pentwater & Shelby

Logo—The Village Cafe

The Village Café & Pub, Pentwater—Jeff Hodges

Logo—The Village Grounds

The Village Grounds, Pentwater—Patty Denison

Logo—Wadel StabilizationWadel Stabilization, Hart*

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La Fiesta Restaurant & La Fiesta Chips, Hart

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 12.17.10 PMHallack Contracting, Hart

logoBeckman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning

Radon Control—Linda Jo Weaver*





2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

It’s that time of year!

The greens are mowed, golf carts are gassed up and your clubs are just waiting to be swung.


The Colonial Golf Course in Hart will once again host the Cancer and Critical Care Fund Charity Golf Tournament on June 21st!

What’s in it for you?

Food & Drinks, Prizes, Raffles, Trophies and not to mention, the rewarding feeling of giving back to your community.


Round up a 4-person team and join in on the fun! You can register in advance or pay to play on June 21st. A sign-up sheet is available inside the Colonial’s Pro Shop.

The registration fee is $50 per golfer.


Click HERE for the registration form.

Homecoming is Almost Here!

Pentwater’s yearly homecoming celebration begins on the second Thursday of August. The fun continues through the weekend with family activities, band concerts, a parade and (hopefully) plenty of sunny beach whether.

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The CCC Fund can’t wait to take part in the festivities! A beach volleyball tournament sponsored by the Cancer and Critical Care Fund will take place on August 9th and 10th at Pentwater beach.

The tournament is open to the public. All ages are welcome to participate, watch the games and hang out by the court with family and friends. We encourage all you beach bums to form a team and hit the court for a fun and family friendly match!

Free admission. Easy access to the beach store for a post-game ice cream cone or a hot dog and chips. Water will be provided for players (limited quantity). Tee-shirts will also be for sale at registration. Sign-up in advance or Friday morning before the tournament begins.

See you in the sand!

And the Winner Is…

An import aspect of the CCC Fund is community involvement. Local businesses, county official, parents, volunteers and Oceana County residents are making contributions to the CCC Fund in many ways. People of all ages can get involved in charity work and non-profit organizations, even the kids!


To further express the creativity and personal experiences of those in Oceana County, the CCC Fund hosted its first poster contest for all K-6th graders in the area. Designing an original, unique and inspiring poster gave kids an opportunity to contribute to the fund in their own way.

The following schools were invited to participate in the contest:

Patricia St. Clair Elementary, Hesperia

Walkerville Elementary School, Walkerville

Pentwater Public School, Pentwater

Thomas Read Elementary, Shelby

New Era Elementary, New Era

New Era Christian School, New Era

Spitler Elementary, Hart

Thank you to all of the students who submitted designs! The winning poster will be incorporated into the CCC Fund’s promotional materials for the coming year. A $100.00 cash prize will be award to the student who design was chosen. The name of this lucky student will be announced at the Golf Tournament Fundraiser this Saturday, June 8th at The Colonial in Hart.

Make sure to attend the community picnic to see the big reveal and congratulate all of the students who took the initiative to make a contribution to the CCC Fund.

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Honorary Chair Duane Vernon


Throughout his life, Duane Vernon, MSU Class of 1953, has demonstrated the outstanding class and character of a life-long Spartan. A member of the MSU Alumni Association and former President of the MSU Alumni club of Mid-Michigan, Duane Vernon has a love for his alma mater and a passion for his involvement in the Spartan community that rivals any other.

Duane is admired by many for his dedication to volunteer work, leadership and integrity. Six decades of such excellence have not gone unrecognized. Mr. Vernon is a recipient of the     Clarence “Biggie” Munn Extra Effort Award, given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to MSU, making him the second Michigan State University alumni to ever receive such an honor. His die-hard love for MSU led him to be named to the Sports Fan Hall of Fame by Sports Illustrated in 2000.

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Michigan State University wordmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Duane Vernon has a place in his heart for all Spartan fans, especially those of Mid-Michigan and Oceana County. He was thrilled when asked to be the honorary guest at the Cancer and Critical Care Fund’s first golf tournament fundraising event.

With its well-kept greens and historical white clubhouse, The Colonial Golf Course in Hart will open its arms to Mr. Spartan and all others attending the event On June 8th. Cancer and Critical Care Fund founder and CEO Patrick Fuller hopes that Duane’s enthusiasm for charitable organizations and exemplary acts of service will inspire others to make the “extra effort.”