Wholesalers nearly one-third of way to goal following 108-hole effort from Ludington Beverage Co-Owner Tad Reed that raised $45,000
MUSKEGON, Mich. — The second of several golf marathons involving Anheuser-Busch wholesalers on the west side of the state will tee off next week. The fundraiser is part of an effort to raise $150,000 for Folds of Honor scholarship recipients within Michigan. Folds of Honor exists solely to provide scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
The Folds of Honor Golf Marathon 100 Hole challenge is simply to golf 100 holes between sunup and sundown. It can be an individual or team effort. Donors sponsor the golfer or team per hole or for completion.
On Monday, Aug. 9, Tom Schultz, general manager of Tyler Sales Company, Inc., and Mike Soboleski, customer service and sales manager at Schupan & Sons Inc., will answer the challenge and play a combined 100 holes of golf to raise money for the charity.
“As Anheuser-Busch wholesalers, we are proud to serve those who served. This fundraiser is just one more way we can give back to the men and women who have bravely protected our freedoms at home and abroad, some of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Schultz said. “The $150,000 we hope to raise will provide $5,000 scholarships to 30 spouses or children of fallen or disabled services members right here in Michigan whose applications went unfulfilled this year.”
According to Folds of Honor, Michigan has 72 scholarship recipients this academic year equaling more than $356,000. Unfortunately, 28 fully qualified Michigan applicants went without awards in 2021 due to lack of funding. Although Folds of Honor provides scholarships across the nation, every dollar raised by the Michigan wholesalers will go to Michigan recipients.
“I am eager to take up a club on Aug. 9 and join Tom Schultz in raising money for such a worthwhile cause,” Soboleski said.
Last month, Tad Reed, co-owner of Ludington Beverage, and his partner Michael Rey, the general manager of both Lincoln Hills Country Club and Hemlock Golf Club in Ludington, golfed 108 holes over 12 hours and raised over $45,000.
“After 18 years of Army service, I know firsthand the sacrifices made by service members and the heavy burden that service places on military families and I am proud to be the first independently owned Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in the United States to tackle the Folds of Honor Golf Marathon 100 hole challenge,” Reed said. “I would encourage anyone who supports our military and cares about the education of the spouses and children of fallen or disabled soldiers to make a donation and ensure these family members receive a quality education.”
Individuals and businesses can support Tyler Sales and Schupan & Sons golf marathon at this website.
Bud Distributing in Dowagiac, Mervenne Beverage in Holland and H. Cox & Sons Inc. in Traverse City are also participating but have yet to set their tee times for the golf marathon.
“I want to thank the Anheuser-Busch distributors in Michigan for stepping up and being the first wholesalers to take on this challenge,” said Kasey Davis, regional development Officer of Folds of Honor. “I have no doubt their commitment will inspire other wholesalers across the country to hit the links and raise money to help support spouses and children of fallen or disabled servicemen and women who have made enormous sacrifices for our country.”
Every year, $1 per case of special Budweiser packages goes directly to Folds of Honor, funding hundreds of scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Find the patriotic cans in your market today.
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