October 9th was the final hike of the season for Michigan as we hosted hikers at four different courses throughout the state. This was the second year of our "unofficial" hike at the Little Hawk Putting Course which proved to be a popular spot for GAM staff. With the efforts combined for the 100 Hole Hike sites and the Hike at the Hawk, our estimated total of donations raised is almost $35,000! Thank you so much to the 21 dedicated hikers who raised funds in support of the GAM Foundation! If you have not yet donated to one of the many hikers this year, please consider making a donation.
100% of funds raised support YOC member junior golfers, ages 6-18, as they pay $5 or less at any of the 87 participating facilities. Your donation makes it possible for public golf courses to offer this rate as a YOC participating club. Over 30,000 rounds of golf have been played by YOC members this year alone, which equates to $160,000+ in subsidies to our public Michigan clubs. These subsidies protect much of the financial burden from impacting Michigan junior golfers or their families. An annual donation as small as $25 can champion a single YOC member for the entire year.