Foundation

Traverse City Junior Golf Foundation
'Funds For Junior Golf'

With lessons and tournaments held every spring and summer since 1984, the TCJGA introduces and fosters a passion for the game of golf in young people ages five to 22. The TCJGA has also introduces the sport in surrounding elementary schools during the winter months. Because of these comprehensive programs, the TCJGA has been saluted by the golf industry and also has become a model for other junior golf programs in the United States.

The Traverse City Junior Golf Foundation was established as a key component of the TCJGA in order to provide as many children as possible the opportunity to learn, participate and grow by playing golf. In addition, the Foundation is the fuel behind the continued success of this nationally recognized association.

The TCJGA has helped hundreds of kids take lessons and hit the links even if their families have not had the funds to participate. Over the years the TCJGA has given over $280,000 in college scholarships to members attending numerous colleges and universities across the state and country, including: Northwestern Michigan College, Ferris State, Kalamazoo College, Spring Arbor, Saginaw Valley, Grand Valley, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, University of  Michigan and Michigan State University.

Hundreds of TCJGA players have gone on to play on collegiate golf teams and many have pursued careers within the golf industry. Thousands have entered the working world and utilized golf's "Life Skills" such as honesty, integrity, confidence and respect on a daily basis. All have gained mentors and lifelong friends thanks to the game of golf.

Without your assistance, the TCJGA would not be able to offer the programming and support for less fortunate kids who gain so much from learning and playing the game of golf.

Thanks to the David P. Sheetz Foundation and it's contribution the TCJGA has been able to begin and offer programs for special needs students and young adults and will continue to expand and grow this program over time. 

By giving a tax-deductible contribution to the Traverse City Junior Golf Association, you can continue the TCJGA's legacy of encouraging kids to learn, grow and enjoy life on and off the golf course.

From our members, Board of Directors and staff we thank you so much for your support!

 


Foundation Donors

The David P. Sheetz Foundation
Edward & Karen Walker
Madeline Robinson
The David Bump Family
Dudley & Barbara Smith
Bruce & Nancy Mann
Carl & Kelly Walker
Mike & Cara Colburn
Tom Doak & Jennifer Florence
William & Suzanne Janis
Doug Mirabelli
George & Barb Kausler
Jay & Marie Hooper
Matt & Jennifer Anderson
Rick & Amy Slack
Roy Nichols - Air Service Inc.
A.J. Yunker
Al & Kay Riegel
Angelo & Marie Vozza
Arne & Judith Lundmark
Arnold & Beth Noe
Barbara & John Stein
Beth Stoner
Bill & Brenda Welch
Bill & Vicki Anderson
Bill Enders
Blue Tractor Cookshop
Bob & Diane Portenga
Bob & Judy Lober
Bob & Kay Stehouwer
Bob & Marilyn Ebels
Bob & Sharon Myers
Bowers Harbor Restaurant
Brad & Gail Gelbaugh
Bret Bell
Brian Walter - Clark Manufacturing Co.

Bruce & Mary Byl
Charles E. McMellen
Christian & Jackie Vozza
Chuck & Rebecca Kass
Chuck & Susan Olson
Clarine Olson
Community Foundation Rotory Endowment

Cory & Lacey Peckham
Craig & Kimberly Nicholson
Dan & Chris Navin
Dave & Cindy McMellen
Dave & Sally Dye
Dave & Sandy Howard
Dave Dean
David & Deanna Cannon
David & Sheryl Grimm
Debbie & Sean Kehoe
Dennis Atkinson

Dish Cafe' / Randy & Patty
Don & Cindy Kring
Don & Lee Miller
Doug & Ginney Bishop
Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Boyce
Dr. Abbott - Grand Traverse Opthamology|
Dr. Vincent & Marianne Cornellier
Dr. Vincent Cornellier
Ed & Cindy Haines
Ed & Sharon Rutkowski
Ed & Tamara Vomastek
Eric & Kathy Guttenberg
Fred, Kay, Gaby & Gates Muller
Front Street Investment Management
Gary & Rebecca Newcomb
Gary Rakan & Suzy Merchant
George & Barb Kausler
George & Marcia Freeman
George Vidu
Gladys & Gerry Platte
Grand Traverse Mobile Communication
Harold & Laura Carlton
Harvey Calcutt
Henry & Carrol Wise
Henry Peet
Jack & Doris Fairfield
Jack & Joan Calvin
Jamie & Willow Alshamma
Jay & Marie Hooper
Jeff & Gretchen Knoblock
Jeff & Marie Swartz
Jerry Griffin
Jim & Marty Stapleton
Jim & Rose Raymond
Jim Johnson
Jim Pavelka
John Lober
Jordan & Chris Goepfrich
Josh Lathwell, PGA Pro.
Judith & Andrew Frey
Julie & Terrence Whiting
Kathleen Guy
Keith & Gail Evans
Ken Popp
Kevin Reffitt - Peninsula Construction
Kris & Peter Sneed
Kristine & Dan Navin
Kyle & Andrea Kilcherman
Larry & Jeri Benson
Larry & Saundra Butler

Liz & Rick Sievers
Mark & Annette Evans
Mark & Deb Newhouse
Mark & Deborah Posthumus

Mark & Karen Lundmark
Marty Cotanche/ TC Products, Inc.
Matt & Jenn Bourdo
Matthew Miller
Michael & Diane Kuhn
Mike & Dawn Fisher
Mike & Denise Busley
Mike & Lisa Schmidt
Mike & Nikki Kramer
Mr & Mrs Robert Tucker
Norm & Peggy Campbell
North Peak Brewing Company
Paul & Kathy Heming
Paul & Shanna Johnston
Pete & Karen Bardenhagen
Phil Andrus
Ralph Doering III
Randy Marshall - Martec Land Services
Rick and Amy Slack
Robert & Susan Cline

Ryan & Chelsea Brehm
Schulz Orthodontics - Scott Schulz
Sondee, Racine & Doren PLC
Steve & Angela Scott
Stifel Nicolaus
Terry & Shannon Beia
The DeLonge Family - Rob and Sherry        
The Lopez Family
Tim & Dawn Hinkley
Tim Brick
Timothy & Shawn Smith
Todd Beynon
Tom & Pat Groesser