Foundation and Donors

Traverse City Junior Golf Foundation and Donors
'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 introduced the sport in surrounding elementary schools during the winter months as part of our 'In-School' golf program. Because of these comprehensive programs, the TCJGA has been saluted by the golf industry and 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 $380,000 in college scholarship funds 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 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
Rick Watzel & Family
Madeline Robinson
The David Bump Family
Dudley & Barbara Smith

Bruce & Nancy Mann

Carl Walker
Mike & Cara Colburn
Tom Doak & Jennifer Florence
William & Suzanne Janis
Carl & Kelly Walker
George & Barb Kausler
Jay & Marie Hooper
Matt & Jennifer Anderson
Rick & Amy Slack
Paul Schmuckal
A.J. Yunker
Jacob Adams
Jeff Schwartz
John & Marti Keep
Michael & Diane Kuhn
Barbara & John Stein
Beth Stoner
Traverse City Products-Marty Cotanche
Bill & Vicki Anderson
Bill Enders
Bob Fedorinchik
Bob & Diane Portenga
Bob & Judy Lober
Bob & Kay Stehouwer
Bob & Marilyn Ebels
Bob & Sharon Myers
Brett & Amy Fedorinchik
Brad & Gail Gelbaugh
Mike Chalfant
Brian Walter - Clark Manufacturing Co.

Bruce & Mary Byl
Charles E. McMellen
Christian & Jackie Vozza
Chuck 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

Don & Cindy Kring
Don & Lee Miller
Doug Bishop
Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Boyce
Dr. Abbott - Grand Traverse Opthamology|
Dr. Vincent & Marianne Cornellier
Denny Phillips
Ed & Cindy Haines
Ed & Sharon Rutkowski
Matthew Pauls
Eric & Kathy Guttenberg
Fred, Kay, Gaby & Gates Muller
Ed & Karen Walker
Gary & Rebecca Newcomb
Gary Rakan & Suzy Merchant
George & Barb Kausler
George & Marcia Freeman
Michael Dean
Gladys & Gerry Platte
Grand Traverse Mobile Communication
Harold & Laura Carlton
Scrub & Betsie Calcutt
Barry & Renie Cutler
Henry Peet
Jack & Doris Fairfield
Jack & Joan Calvin
Jamie & Willow Alshamma
Jeff & Gretchen Knoblock
Jeff & Marie Swartz
Jerry Griffin
Jim & Marty Stapleton
Rose Raymond & Family
Jim & Susan Griner
Jim Pavelka

Joe VanAntwerp
John Lober & Family
Jordan & Chris Goepfrich
Josh Lathwell, PGA Professional
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

Bob & Judy Lober

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 & Maurine Cerny
Randy Marshall - Martec Land Services
Rick and Amy Slack
Robert & Susan Cline

Ryan & Chelsea Brehm

Schulz Orthodontics - Scott Schulz
Sondee, Racine & Doren PLC
Steve Scott
Stifel Nicolaus
Terry & Shannon Beia
The DeLonge Family - Rob and Sherry        
Tim & Dawn Hinkley
Tyler & Jen Cerny - Strata Design
Timothy & Shawn Smith
Tim Burden
Tom & Pat Groesser