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 24, 2023
6-9 p.m.
The Henry Hotel, Dearborn

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
Presented by Toyota Motor North America

Golf Classic
Monday, July 17, 2023
Shotgun Starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
 Red Run Golf Club, Royal Oak

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, range from $3,000 to $35,000. For additional information or to reserve your sponsorship, please call 313-876-9399 or email Jim Hughes at 

Tune in to WJR 760 AM from 9 a.m. until Noon on Monday, July 17
for live interviews from the CATCH Golf Classic at Red Run Golf Club!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Presenting Sponsor: $35,000 – SOLD
  • Platinum Sponsor: $18,000 
  • Dinner Sponsor: $8,000 – SOLD
  • Lunch Sponsor $8,000 – SOLD
  • Breakfast Sponsor $8,000
  • Golf Cart Sponsor: $8,000 -SOLD
  • Range & Practice Green Sponsor: $8,000 -SOLD
  • Gold Sponsor: $6,500 
  • Silver Sponsor (PM Tee Time): $5,000 
  • Silver Sponsor(AM Tee Time): $4,000
  • AM Foursome Only: $3,000 

Prelude Party
Sunday, July 16, 2023
5:30-9 p.m.
MGM Grand Detroit

Dave Coulier and Ann Thomas

MC: FOX 2 News Anchor Amy Andrews
A prelude to CATCH’s annual Golf Classic the following day, the Prelude Party features a strolling dinner (6-8 p.m.), 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.  Actor/Comedian Dave Coulier will be presented with the Sparky Anderson Community Excellence Award and WJR Executive Producer Ann Thomas will receive the Doc Fenkell Excellence in Media Award. Tickets for the Prelude Party are included in all Golf Sponsor packages, or individually for $100 each.

CATCH Night of Champions XXXIV
Presented by Utica Leaseco

Thursday, October 12, 2023
The Henry Hotel, Dearborn
5:30-9:15 p.m.


CATCH Night of Champions features a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, sit-down dinner, a live auction of unique and spectacular packages, awards ceremony including the CATCH Hall of Fame induction for Vinnie Johnson, Linda Solomon and Mike Tirico. Sponsorships include at least one table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, click


  • Presenting Sponsor: $40,000 – SOLD
  • Auction Sponsor: $30,000
  • Reception Sponsor: $15,000 – SOLD
  • Dinner Sponsors: $10,000  
  • Champion Sponsors: $5,000 
  • Table Patron with B/W Ad: $2,700
  • Table Patron: $1,500

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