Dear Friends,

Our 18 Annual Whirlpool Community Charity Golf Event is on August 8 and 9. We hope to see you all back (and we will be following local COVID and company protocols).

Over the last 17 years we have raised over $24,000,000! 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 Clubs 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 400 kids served per day (in normal times). The new First Tee facility at Harbor Shores Golf Club has also produced great results with more than 800 participants. These 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, technology, and opportunities that benefit all students in our Schools.

As you all know, the last 14 “COVID” months have been a challenge for all of us, but especially for our kids. Our local youth organizations have played a vital role in helping our youth during this difficult time. Today, they truly need our help more than ever.

We have made this great progress over the years 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. We hope to make 2021 our best year ever to support our youth organizations.

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


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Jeff Fettig

Golf & Kids

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Marc Bitzer

Chairman & CEO
Whirlpool Corporation

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Joe Liotine

President & EVP
North America
Whirlpool Corporation