Tournament of Friendship

Tournament of Friendship LogoJuly 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

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

 

  • 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

    Cost

    Sponsor Receives:

    Eagle $3000
    • 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
    Birdie $1500
    • 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
    Dinner $1000
    • 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
    Lunch $500
    • 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
    Breakfast $500
    • 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
    Tee Hole $100
    • 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

    Year

    MSU Recipient’s

    LCC Recipient’s

    Davenport Recipient’s

    2018-2019 Holley, Jamal
    Ryans, Amber
    Carson, Tiffaney
    Jordan, Christopher R.
    Maldonado, Richard H.
    Smith, Kyla
    2017-2018 Campbell, Asia
    Drummond, Brittany
    Gager, Lauren
    Kruszka, Andriana
    Major, Christian
    Willett, Shay-Lynn
    Smith, Kyla
    2016-2017 Bramble, Cande
    Emerson, Jailah
    Buxton, Allie
    Kelly, Shayne
    McFaul, Emma
    Moore, Shanise
    Holmes, Latarsha
    Henderson, Devera
    2015-2016 Feier, Calli
    Waters, Brea
    Allen, Jaclyn
    Bateman, Hailey
    Bennett, Katelynn
    Holmes, Latarsha
    2014-2015 Lofton, Tamika 
    Stevenson, Deanna
    Shepard, Ashley
    McFaul, Emma
    Bowers, Bryanna
    2013-2014 Johnson, Deja
    McClendon, Ariel
    2012-2013 MacGregor, Melina
    Schneller, Chelsea
    Hoch, Julie
    Laux, Kori
    Benson, JaRod
    2011-2012 Coleman, Hannah
    Valdez, Pedro
    Gallegos, Cyndi
    Melton, Sarah
    Schneider, Amy
    2010-2011 Anderson, Leslie
    Novak, Shera
    Carr, Shamario
    Pendell, Sarah
    Schneider, Amy
    2009-2010 Adams, Erica
    Heath, Netkeitha
    Garcia, Gustavo
    Moton, Tommy
    Pendell, Sarah
    2008-2009 Calvert, Jealisha
    Flint, Ryan
    Bellant, Adan
    Moton, Tommy
    Torok, Leah
    2007-2008 Foster, Roland
    Godsey, Tiffany
    Christian, Earl
    Martin, Roberta
    Pennock, Daniel
    2006-2007 Burtzloff, Christen
    Foster, Roland
    Calloway, Ericka
    Stump, Robert
    2005-2006 Filemyr, Elisabeth
    Held, Erin
    Crawford, Miranda
    Stewart, Donna
    2004-2005 Hof, Casey 
    Johnson, Shareka
    Flores, Daniel M.
    Haines, Jessica
    2003-2004 DiClaudio, Christine
    Wise, Catherine
    Dowell, Trisha
    Lum, Christopher
    Muyn-Ling
    2002-2003 Roe, Katherine
    Wright, Ashley
    2001-2002 Foresman, Michelle 
    Taack, Erin
    Clifford, Dana
    2000-2001 Cerano, Calley
    Kincaid, Jammie
    Shipley, Emily
    Wright, Kandace
    Magee, Blake
    Mendez, Ambrocio
    Thelen, Lisa
    1999-2000 Brown, Melissa
    Griffin, Tamar
    Palmer, Joshua
    1998-1999 Gathright, Jerome
    Ruiz, Tracy
    1997-1998 Miller, Sharonna
    1996-1997 Harris, Kia
    Witt, Gene
    1995-1996 Elam, Paul
    Harris, Kia
    1994-1995 Colman, Tara
    1993-1994 McClure, Carmen
    1992-1993 Wasson, Kahlil

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)