Dear Friends,

Our 17th Annual Whirlpool Community Charity Golf Event is on August 9th and 10th. Our Chairman & CEO Marc Bitzer, has asked me to continue to host this event, which is a pleasure for me to do.

Over the last 17 years we have raised over $22,000,000! This has enabled us to expand and grow our local Boys & Girls Club and First Tee programs, support our three local public schools and support our rapidly growing Robotics program throughout our community.

In 2012, we opened three world-class facilities for our local youth. The Benton Harbor Boys & Girls Club opened a new Youth Center for ages 6 to 13. We also opened a new Teen Center for ages 14 to 18. The average daily attendance is over 300 kids served per day. The new First Tee facility at Harbor Shores Golf Club has also produced great results with more than 800 participants in 2018; a new record for the chapter. The programs are indeed giving opportunities that never would have been possible for these deserving children and teens. In addition, we have been able to provide support to our three local public schools enabling them to provide programs and technology that otherwise could not be possible.

We have made this progress due to the great support of our Friends and Partners. Your generous support is making a huge difference in the lives of thousands of deserving youth and is having a profound positive impact on their lives.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in August!


Jeff Fettig