The U.P. Chapter of Michigan Credit Union League held its annual charity golf outing on Thursday, August 23rd at the Terrace Bluff Country Club in Gladstone, Michigan. There were 119 representatives from the Upper Peninsula area credit unions including corporate sponsors of the event. It is with their assistance we were able to raise $7,500 to benefit the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight.
In picture left to right are Ray Theoret, U.P. State Credit Union, Andrea Pepin, Peninsula Federal Credit Union, Karen Dahl, Northern United Federal Credit Union, Scott Knauf, U.P. Honor Flight and Rick Gatiss, Upper Michigan Community Credit Union.
Gatiss said, “The 12th annual charity event was successful in raising $7,500 for the Honor Flight Organization. The golf committee decided to financially support the Honor Flight Organization again this year because of their steadfast commitment and service to our U.P. veterans. Furthermore, the committee decided to make Honor Flight their primary charitable organization for all future charity golf events. In accepting the donation, Knauf stated, “This type of financial support is amazing and will definitely help fund future missions. The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is our way of paying a small tribute to those who gave so much—a memorable, safe, and rewarding TOUR of HONOR”.
Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II and Korean survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.