The fourth annual CHAMPS for Mott Culinary Gala and Golf Outing saw record number of attendees, as the weekend raised over $580,000 for pediatric research at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Nearly 500 guests enjoyed a strolling dinner by world-renowned Michigan chefs at the Culinary Gala on Saturday, May 20, inside the Delta Air Lines hangar. U-M alumnus David Burtka hosted an exciting evening during which guests had the opportunity to hear from our brave Little Victors and their families. David noted the important role philanthropy plays in moving medicine forward at Mott.
On Monday, May 22, 120 golfers took to the course at Oakland Hills Country Club to enjoy a beautiful day of golf alongside 12-time PGA Tour winner Justin Leonard. Justin shared his family’s personal connection to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and reiterated the importance of supporting the critical work that takes place there. Thank you to all our generous sponsors and supporters for making this year such a success.
Thanks to Delta Air Lines, Lexus of Ann Arbor, and our many sponsors and supporters, more than 450 people attended our 2016 CHAMPS Culinary Gala, and $577,000 was raised for two critical research programs at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital: the U-M Congenital Heart Center and the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Initiative. We also raised over $15,000 for Mott’s Music Therapy Program.
On Monday, May 16, 125 golfers took to the South Course at the prestigious Oakland Hills Country Club where they enjoyed a competitive round of golf, all in support of the Little Victors at Mott.
Thanks to the generosity of Delta Air Lines, Lexus of Ann Arbor, and all of our many sponsors and supporters, the second annual CHAMPs for Mott weekend raised $475,000 for two critical programs at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital: the U-M Congenital Heart Center and the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund.
On Saturday, May 16, approximately 300 CHAMPs attended the strolling Culinary Gala inside Delta Air Lines’ hangar at Detroit Metro Airport where chefs from 6 different states prepared delicious dishes. Guests included Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Miss Michigan KT Maviglia, and Super Bowl XLI star Cato June.
Then on Monday, May 18, golfers took to the South Course at the prestigious Oakland Hills Country Club. Rico and Ryan of Detroit Sports 105.1 broadcasted live, while 1996 U.S. Open winner Steve Jones, Channel 4’s Ashlee Baracy, NFL star Jay Feely, and 100 other CHAMPs enjoyed a competitive round of golf all in support of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
The inaugural CHAMPs for Mott in 2014 raised more than $530,000 for the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Congenital Heart Center and the Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund. On Friday, May 16, more than 70 special guests including professional athletes, coaches, media personalities, Mott families and doctors participated in the ninth-annual WTKA Mott Takeover. On Saturday, May 17, more than 200 CHAMPs for Mott enjoyed a strolling dining experience with gourmet food and wine from world-renowned chefs from around the country at Zingerman's Cornman Farms. The dinner was followed by a golf tournament in perfect Michigan weather on Sunday at the U-M golf course.