Spaulding Scramble Presented by Detroit Area Wendy’s Franchise Owners


Spaulding Scramble, Presented by Detroit Area Wendy’s Franchise Owners,

Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Farmington Hills Golf Club

When Social Service Agency Engages Community on The Links


SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 6, 2023 – Spaulding for Children, a not-for-profit child welfare agency, will host its second annual Spaulding Scramble Golf Outing on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at Farmington Hills Golf Club. Presented by Detroit Area Wendy’s Franchise Owners, proceeds from the Spaulding Scramble support ongoing services to assure that all children in Spaulding for Children’s care grow up in safe, permanent families with well-prepared caregivers and have the help they need to be successful in life.

Based in Southfield, Mich., Spaulding for Children is a national leader in foster care and adoption, developing and providing evidence-based parenting support, resources and training. Funds raised by the golf outing go to Spaulding’s Child and Family Services Department to provide augmented supports for children in foster care and their caregivers.

The 2023 Spaulding Scramble Co-Chairs are Spaulding for Children’s Board Member, Al Jordan and Spaulding Board Treasurer, Willie Smith. The awards program will be emceed by JoAnne Purtan, Co-Host of “Mornings with JJ & JoAnne” on 104.3 WOMC.

The Spaulding Scramble features 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Farmington Hills Golf Club. Play begins with a shotgun start on Saturday, September 9 at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine. Spaulding Scramble golfers will enjoy breakfast, lunch on the turn and a dinner buffet. The Scramble includes contests and prizes such as four Hole in One’s, Beat-the-Pro, Longest Drive, and Closet to the Pin. Golfers and Spaulding supporters also are invited to participate in the silent auction featuring valuable and exciting items and services.

In addition to the Presenting Sponsor, Wendy’s Detroit Area Franchise Owners, sponsors to date include A Jor-Dan Consulting LLC; BrassCraft; Charco Realty; David Graham; The Edwards Family; Gregory Terrell and Company; the Keith James Fund; MASCO Corporation; Michigan First Credit Union; Morgan Stanley; and Peak Management.

Spaulding Scramble Corporate Sponsorship opportunities still available range from $2,500 to $5,000 and flag sponsorships are $250. Golf Fees for Foursomes are $600 ($150 per golfer). For a complete list of sponsorship opportunities, and to register for a Sponsorship or participate in the outing, please visit or phone Cheryl Gist at (947) 224-8467.

Members of the public also can participate by bidding on Silent Auction items, bid on raffle items, get in on the 50/50 raffle, and/or donate to help support the children who will benefit from the Scramble. Those unable to attend can participate in the Scramble Silent Auction online via

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About Spaulding for Children

Providing evidence-driven programs and services, Spaulding for Children is a private not-for-profit child welfare agency, since 1968. Its members and supporters believe stronger families build stronger communities. Spaulding was one of the first agencies that specialized in finding and training adoptive families for the placement of children who had been abused, neglected and/or had other individual challenges. Visit online at or follow us on Facebook at for more information.