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Mini course on course to fundraising goal

Kathy Ryan Staff Writer
July 13, 2017
Grosse Pointe Woods — The plan for a miniature golf course at Lake Front Park has made a turn onto the back nine as the funds needed for the project have surpassed the halfway point.

Funded by the Grosse Pointe Woods Foundation, the proposed course would be located near the activities center at the city park.

“We are thrilled at the large number of individuals and local organizations that have already contributed to the mini-golf project,” said Foundation President Lisa Fuller. “Their show of support reinforces the foundation’s belief that the course will be a popular recreational activity for Woods residents and their guests of all ages.”

A $25,000 donation, or as the foundation describes it, a “Masters” level donation, from the Zmyslowski family was just received. Other organizations that recently made major sponsorship donations include National Coney Island, Greco Title, The Original Pancake House of Grosse Pointe and the Alice Kale Hartwick Foundation.

Fuller also noted several individuals committed to a $7,500 “hole” donation.

“Pooling together funds for a hole sponsorship is a wonderful way for extended families to affirm and display their roots in our community,” Fuller said.

The project is expected to cost $180,000 and the foundation hopes to break ground on the project early next year.

The foundation continues to accept donations through its website, gpw foundation.org, or by check, payable to Grosse Pointe Woods Foundation, General Funding Corporation, 20259 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

“Donations of any amount are appreciated,” Fuller said. “Those of $200 and above will be recognized on a plaque to be displayed near the course and larger sponsorships will also receive more prominent recognition.”

Established in 2008, the Grosse Pointe Woods Foundation was founded to support special projects to benefit residents and the community. Previous projects include the clock tower at city hall and the Burke Fossee fitness trail at Lake Front Park.

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