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Paul W. Smith

“Outta’ My Mind on a Monday Moanin’ ”

Today is my annual day of giving thanks, great thanks, to all the good people joining me at the beautiful and historic Detroit Golf Club for our 15th annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic benefiting Detroit Children’s Charities.

Since 2004, our tournament has raised nearly $6 million net dollars for PAL. This year, in an effort to reach even more youth, I invited the Children’s Center and Variety, The Children’s Charity of Detroit to join us. We have gone from impacting over 14,000 kids to now over 40,000 Detroit area kids!

Smith writes: "Since 2004, our tournament has raised nearly $6 million net dollars for PAL."

Thanks to our Title Sponsor: News/Talk 760 WJR ; Tournament Sponsor: Ford Motor Co.; our Presenting Sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, DTE Energy Foundation, General Motors and Toyota Motor Sales, USA.

Also helping out in a big way: Bridgestone, Delta Airlines, Delaco Kenwal, Lear Corporation, the Suburban Collection, Star Lincoln, Meijer, UHY LLP, DanaInc., Barton Malow, AAM, Absopure, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Thank you, Simone Vitale Band; Contest Sponsors: edmund t. Ahee Jewelers, Flex-n-gate, Grand Hotel, ITC Holdings Group, Park West Gallery.

Hole Sponsors: AAA, Adient, Aisin World Corp., Auria, BorgWarner, Celani Family Vineyards, Continental Automotive Systems, Crain, Deloitte, Detroit Auto Dealers Association, Duffey Petrosky, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling, Huntington Bank, Ilitch Companies, LaFontaine Automotive Group, Mahindra Automotive North America, Marathon Petroleum, Nelson Ventures, Piston Group, Plunkett Cooney, Signal Restoration, Snethkamp Auto Inc., Starfire Investment Advisors, The Parade Company, Yatooma’s Foundation For the Kids.

Working with Campbell Marketing & Communications’ Melanie Knoll and Melissa Bunker: Goodness Gracious, Colortech and Sign Text, Cigar’s from Churchills and J.C. Newman Cigar Company.

And, once again, Farm Bureau Insurance will match your “Paul’s PAL’s” donation up to $10,000 at

Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.