Tournament of Friendship

Tournament of Friendship Logo

 

July 19, 2019

Wheatfield Valley Golf Course
1600 Linn Road
Williamston, MI
(517) 655-6999

Click HERE for the Registration Flyer!

The Tournament of Friendship was founded on the premise of bringing people together to help us better relate to one another. A byproduct of this “coming together” is our ability to provide assistance to young men and women who aspire to serve their communities in criminal justice and fire fighting professions.  The “TOURNAMENT OF FRIENDSHIP” was established in 1982, which means we’ll be celebrating our 37th year of building bridges and providing financial assistance to our future leaders, all thanks to you and your support.

Over the years, many fine students have benefited through scholarships offered through the “TOURNAMENT OF FRIENDSHIP, completed their studies at Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, and Davenport University, and have proceeded to enter careers in criminal justice and firefighting. It is through your participation in this annual fund-raising tournament that we are able to continue to provide financial assistance to deserving women and persons of color. We have been able to bring some of these recipients back to our event the last couple of years which we think has put some perspective on who we help.

The Tournament of Friendship now annually provides two $6000 scholarships to students enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at Michigan State University, $6000 in scholarships to students enrolled in the EMS/Fire Sciences programs at Lansing Community College, and $6000 in scholarships to students at Davenport University’s downtown Lansing campus.

Please join us for a wonderful day of golf and fellowship, as we raise money for our future criminal justice and fire fighting professionals.

Tournament Schedule

8:00 AM - Breakfast/Registration
9:30 AM - Shotgun Start
At the Turn - Lunch
2:30 PM - Dinner
After Dinner - Prize/Awards Ceremony

 

  • Sponsors & Donors

    2019 Sponsors and Donors

    The biggest contribution we get to the scholarship fund is from personal or Corporate Sponsorships, Hole Sponsorships or Meal Sponsorships. This money goes directly into the scholarship fund. In lieu of sponsorship, we also accept prize donations. Prizes in the form of gift certificates, golf equipment, apparel and hotel stays are always welcomed.

    If you have any questions please contact: Tim Homberg (hombergt@msu.edu) or by phone at (517) 432-3197.

    We thank the following:


    MAJOR SPONSORS/DONORS

    Eagle Sponsor: PHP of Michigan
    Eagle Sponsor: Lansing Board of Water & Light
    Dinner Sponsor: Mary Lee Vandermoere Memorial
    Lunch Sponsor: U.S. Marine Corps
    Breakfast Sponsor: Lansing Community College Foundation
    Breakfast Sponsor: Davenport University
    Breakfast Sponsor: Liberty Title Agency
    Breakfast Sponsor: MSU Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Awareness
    Hole-In-One & Water Sponsor: Shaheen Chevrolet

    Tee Sponsors

    • Alpha Phi Sigma – National Criminal Justice Honors Society: MSU Chapter
    • Capital Region Airport Authority
    • CBI Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
    • Cheng Gourmet Corporation
    • Circadian Risk
    • Derksen Dentistry
    • Donna and Marv Zischke
    • Dr. Charles Corley - MSU School of Criminal Justice
    • Dr. Chris and Dr. Sheila Maxwell - MSU School of Criminal Justice
    • Dr. Christopher Smith - MSU School of Criminal Justice
    • Dr. David Carter Family - MSU School of Criminal Justice
    • Dr. Ed and Donna McGarrell - MSU School of Criminal Justice
    • Dr. Phil Schertzing - MSU School of Criminal Justice
    • Feldman Chevrolet of Lansing
    • Flagstar Bank - Okemos
    • Forensic Science Alumni of MSU
    • Gravity Smokehouse & BBQ
    • H&H Mobil
    • Ingham County Prosecutor's Office
    • Kozmic Family Practice
    • Lansing Community College Fire Instructors
    • Lansing Mayor Andy Schor
    • Lansing Police Department - Chief Mike Yankowski
    • Michigan State Police Command Officers Association
    • Michigan State Police - Training Academy Instructors
    • Michigan State Police Trooper's Assistance Fund
    • Michigan State University Police Department
    • MSU Criminal Justice Advising Team
    • MSU Criminal Justice Alumni of General Motors
    • Optometrists of Lansing
    • Preuss Pets
    • Ruiz Consultants, LLC
    • Sam Singh - Former State Representative
    • Vuckovich Legal PLC

    Prize Donors

    • ABC Warehouse
    • Alpha Phi Sigma - National Criminal Justice Honors Society
    • Capital Region Airport Authority
    • Centennial Acres Golf Club
    • Champps Americana
    • Cheng Gourmet Corporation
    • Circadian Risk
    • City of Lansing Parks & Recreation
    • Conquest Fitness
    • Curvaceous Lingerie
    • Davenport University
    • David Tyler
    • East Lansing Marriott at University Place
    • Feldman Chevrolet of Lansing
    • Grace Boutique of Old Town
    • Gravity Smokehouse & BBQ
    • Greater Lansing Convention & Visitor's Bureau
    • Green Door
    • H&H Mobil
    • Hawk Hollow Golf Properties
    • JK&T Wings, Inc. | Buffalo Wild Wings
    • Jalepenos
    • Kellogg Center & Conference Center
    • Lansing Lugnuts | Lansing Ignite
    • Legends Sports
    • Lowe's
    • Maple Brook Golf Course
    • Medi Weightloss
    • Michigan Business Network
    • MSU Dairy Store
    • MSU Police Department
    • MSU School of Criminal Justice
    • MSU University Club Spa
    • Noodles & Company
    • Nuthouse Sports Grill
    • Qdoba
    • PHP of Michigan
    • That's Great Frozen Creations
    • The Potent Potables Project (Zoobie's, Creole, Cosmos, Punk Taco)
    • Radisson Hotel Lansing
    • Retail Therapy
    • Shaheen Chevrolet
    • Sir Pizza (Old Town Lansing)
    • Sparrow Health Systems
    • Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe
    • Spartan Krav Maga
    • Target
    • The Medalist Golf Club
    • Texas Roadhouse
    • Townsquare Media
    • United States Marine Corps
    • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
    • Whole Foods
    • Willow Wood Golf Club
    • Wines for Humanity
  • How to be a Sponsor & Donor

    Sponsorship Level - EAGLE

    • Cost - $3000
    • Sponsor Receives:
      • Two Foursomes in the Tournament
      • Display of agency/organization banner at Check-In/Reception Area of Clubhouse
      • Recognition of “Eagle” sponsorship at the awards/dinner reception, on the Tournament’s website and in future literature promoting the event

     

    Sponsorship Level - BIRDIE

    • Cost - $1500
    • Sponsor Receives:
      • One Foursome in the Tournament
      • Display of agency/organization banner at Check-In/Reception Area of Clubhouse
      • Recognition of “Birdie” sponsorship at the awards/dinner reception, on the Tournament’s website and in future literature promoting the event

     

    Sponsorship Level - DINNER

    • Cost - $1000
    • Sponsor Receives:
      • Covers the cost of the steak dinner, which is provided to all the golfers, sponsors and volunteers during the awards/dinner reception
      • Recognition of “Dinner” level of sponsorship at the awards/dinner reception, on the Tournament’s website and in future literature promoting the event

     

    Sponsorship Level - LUNCH

    • Cost - $500
    • Sponsor Receives:
      • Covers the cost of the lunch, which is provided to all the golfers as they make the turn throughout the day
      • Recognition of “Lunch” level of sponsorship at the awards/dinner reception, on the Tournament’s website and in future literature promoting the event

     

    Sponsorship Level - BREAKFAST

    • Cost - $500
    • Sponsor Receives:
      • Covers the cost of the breakfast, which is provided to all the golfers, sponsors and volunteers prior to the start of the Tournament
      • Recognition of “Breakfast” level of sponsorship at the awards/dinner reception, on the Tournament’s website and in future literature promoting the event

     

    Sponsorship Level - TEE HOLE

    • Cost - $100
    • Sponsor Receives:
      • Placement of sponsor’s logo/name on a “Tee Hole” sign located at the tee box of one of the holes on the golf course.
      • Recognition of the “Tee Hole” sponsorship on our website and in future literature promoting the event

     

  • Scholarship Recipients

    Recipient Testimonials:

    *Click on the highlighted names to read their Testimonial*

    2018 - 2019

    2017 - 2018

    • MSU: Asia Campbell, Brittany Drummond, Lauren Gager
    • LCC: Andriana Kruszka, Christian Major, Shay-Lynn Willett
    • DavenportKyla Smith

    2016 - 2017

    • MSU: Cande Bramble, Jailah Emerson
    • LCC: Allie Buxton, Shayne Kelly, Emma McFaul, Shanise Moore
    • Davenport: Latarsha Holmes, Devera Henderson

    2015 - 2016

    • MSUCalli Feier, Brea Waters
    • LCC: Jaclyn Allen, Hailey Bateman, Katelynn Bennett
    • Davenport: Latarsha Holmes

    2014 - 2015

    • MSUTamika Lofton Deanna Stevenson
    • LCC: Ashley Shepard, Emma McFaul
    • Davenport: Bryanna Bowers

    2013 - 2014

    • MSU: Deja Johnson, Ariel McClendon
    • LCC

    2012 - 2013

    • MSU: Melina MacGregor, Chelsea Schneller
    • LCC: Julie Hoch, Kori Laux, JaRod Benson

    2011 - 2012

    • MSU: Hannah Coleman, Pedro Valdez
    • LCC: Cyndi Gallegos, Sarah Melton, Amy Schneider

    2010 - 2011

    • MSU: Leslie Anderson, Shera Novak
    • LCC: Shamario Carr, Sarah Pendell, Amy Schneider

    2009 - 2010

    • MSU: Erica Adams, Netkeitha Heath
    • LCC: Gustavo Garcia, Tommy Moton, Sarah Pendell

    2008 - 2009

    • MSU: Jealisha Calvert, Ryan Flint
    • LCC: Adan Bellant, Tommy Moton, Leah Torok

    2007 - 2008

    • MSU: Roland Foster, Tiffany Godsey
    • LCC: Earl Christian, Roberta Martin, Daniel Pennock

    2006 - 2007

    • MSU: Christen Burtzloff, Roland Foster
    • LCC: Ericka Calloway, Robert Stump

    2005 - 2006

    • MSU: Elisabeth Filemyr, Erin Held
    • LCC: Miranda Crawford, Donna Stewart

    2004 - 2005

    • MSU: Casey Hof, Shareka Johnson
    • LCC: Daniel M. Flores, Jessica Haines

    2003 - 2004

    • MSU: Christine DiClaudio, Catherine Wise
    • LCC: Trisha Dowell, Christopher Lum, Muyn-Ling

    2002 - 2003

    • MSU: Katherine Roe, Ashley Wright
    • LCC

    2001 - 2002

    2000 - 2001

    • MSU: Calley Cerano, Jammie Kincaid, Emily Shipley, Kandace Wright
    • LCC: Blake Magee, Ambrocio Mendez, Lisa Thelen

    1999 - 2000

    • MSU: Melissa Brown, Tamar Griffin
    • LCC: Joshua Palmer

    1998 - 1999

    • MSU: Jerome Gathright, Tracy Ruiz

    1997 - 1998

    • MSU: Sharonna Miller

    1996 - 1997

    • MSU: Kia Harris, Gene Witt

    1995 - 1996

    • MSU: Paul Elam, Kia Harris

    1994 - 1995

    • MSU: Tara Colman

    1993 - 1994

    • MSU: Carmen McClure

    1992 - 1993

    • MSU: Kahill Wasson   

If you have questions regarding the “TOURNAMENT OF FRIENDSHIP” please call:
John J. Castillo (517) 381-8804 or Tim Homberg (517) 432-3197 (hombergt@msu.edu)