Fundraising Events


Each year, CATCH organizes a series of special events – widely recognized as the best of its kind – to raise funds to support its mission. In addition to attracting some of the region’s leading businesses and corporations, CATCH events are attended by a variety of sports, media and business personalities.

The Detroit News/CATCH Outstanding High School Graduate Awards Program

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
6-9 p.m.
The Dearborn Inn

Each May, The Detroit News partners with CATCH to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of 24 Michigan High School seniors in a variety of academic categories. Participating sponsors provide financial support for CATCH and the student in the form of scholarship assistance named after the sponsor.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Presenting Sponsor: $15,000
  • Against All Odds Sponsor: $10,000
  • Student Category Sponsor: $7,000
  • Student Sponsor: $3,500

CATCH Golf Prelude Party & CATCH Golf Classic
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Golf Prelude Party

Sunday, July 14, 2019
5:30-9 p.m.
MGM Grand Detroit

Honoring John Herrington & Ken Daniels
MC: FOX 2 News Anchor Amy Andrews

A prelude to CATCH’s annual Golf Classic the following day, the Prelude Party will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 at The MGM Grand Detroit. It features a strolling dinner, silent and live auctions of autographed sports memorabilia and resort and golf getaways, a chance to mix and mingle with a variety of Detroit’s popular leaders and personalities and a brief ceremony for honorees. This year, Farmington Hill Harrison High School Football Coach John Herrington and Detroit Red Wings/Fox Sports Detroit Play-By Announcer Ken Daniels will be honored during a program  emceed by FOX2 Detroit Anchor Amy Andrews. Tickets for the Prelude Party are included in all Golf Sponsor packages, or individually for $100 each.

CATCH Golf Classic
Presented by Toyota Motor North America

Monday, July 15, 2019
7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. shotguns
Meadowbrook Country Club

The CATCH Golf Classic, twice-voted “Michigan’s Best,” is supported and attended by top executives and sports and media luminaries. The Golf Classic features a scramble format with the option of a celebrity golfer in each group (fivesome) with shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sponsorships, which include a fivesome and Prelude Party tickets, range from $3,000 to $35,000.

Sponsorship Opportunities (SOLD OUT):

  • Presenting Sponsor: $35,000 (SOLD)
  • Prelude Party Sponsor: $25,000
  • Platinum Sponsor: $16,000 
  • Dinner Sponsor: $8,000
  • Lunch Sponsor $8,000 (SOLD)
  • Breakfast Sponsor $8,000 (SOLD)
  • Golf Cart Sponsor: $7,500 (SOLD)
  • Range & Practice Green Sponsor (SOLD)
  • Gold Sponsor: $6,500 (SOLD OUT)
  • Silver Sponsor: $5,000 (PM Tee Time); $4,000 (SOLD OUT)
  • AM Foursome Only: $3,000 (SOLD OUT)

CATCH Night of Champions XXX

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30-9:15 p.m., The Henry Hotel, Dearborn

Featuring CATCH Hall of Fame Induction for 2019 Honorees Martha Firestone Ford, Mary Anne & Gene Gargaro, Colby & Mark Mitchell and Rhonda Walker plus, presentation of the Dr. Clarence S. Livingood Humanitarian Award.

This popular and highly attended sit-down dinner annually features the CATCH Hall of Fame induction ceremony for community leaders in recognition of their charity work. It also features a live auction including a variety of luxurious trips, experiences and suites for Detroit sporting events.

Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the Live Auction & Program at 8 p.m. Table(s) of 10 are included in all Sponsor packages. Individual tickets are $175 each.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Presenting Sponsor: $50,000 (SOLD)
  • Auction Sponsor: $30,000
  • Reception Sponsor: $15,000  (SOLD)
  • Dinner Sponsors: $10,000
  • Champion Sponsors: $5,000
  • Table & Ad Page Sponsors: $2,700
  • Table Patrons: $1,750
  • Individual Tickets: $175

All Things Michigan Party

CATCH will once again partner with the Watts Family and benefit from the 11th Annual All Things Michigan Party – an annual backyard event in Dearborn on Saturday, June 22 that celebrates and raises awareness of all of the things the great State of Michigan has to offer:  the food and drinks, the music, the sports teams, and CATCH. The party will feature product samples from Michigan-based companies, catering from local chefs, and an auction with items donated from local organizations and families, with all proceeds benefiting CATCH.

To get a flavor for what the party is all about, you can check out a video produced by M-1 Studios and ALP Music, LLC:

If you wish to attend, donate an auction item, or otherwise participate, please feel free to contact You can also check the party out on Facebook at or on Instagram at “All Things Michigan Party.”  

Third Party Events

CATCH encourages and welcomes businesses, corporations and organizations to donate proceeds from their own special events/activities to CATCH. Over the years, a variety of events have been independently organized and staged to benefit CATCH. Examples include office “blue jean” days, sports-themed dress-up days, Michigan-Michigan State days, tin can raffles, golf outings and bowling nights.

For more information or suggestions, call 313-876-9399