$40,000 Raised at April 28 TURF CLUB Event
- Submitted by the Northville Educational Foundation
Kudos to the 471 Northville residents who came out in support of the “A Night for Northville” fundraiser held Saturday, April 28. From ticket proceeds, silent auction sales, and donations made that evening, over $40,000 was raised for turf and other significant improvements at Eight Mile Stadium. Attendees enjoyed live music from The Randy Brock Group, ample appetizer and dessert stations and the opportunity to bid at three silent auctions.
Event Chair, David Moore stated, “I am amazed at the participation and generosity of the Northville community. All of Northville should be proud.”
The Northville Educational Foundation (NEF) and TURF CLUB members would like to recognize and thank the following individuals and businesses for making this event possible: Phil Martinez & team at Northville Sports Den, Margene & Bob Buckhave of Northville Square, Genitti's, Hudsonville Creamery & Ice Cream Company, Julie & David Cole/Great Harvest Northville, Coca-Cola, Begonia Brothers, West Side Beer Distributing, Poole’s Tavern, Fred’s Ice Cream, GRBS Cleaning Service, Bricks, Pizza Cutter and Jennie Patterson/Sites Built Right.
TURF CLUB, a volunteer group of 17 Northville community and business leaders, aimed to raise $1 million dollars by May 1st. As of May 15th, TURF CLUB has received funding commitments totaling $875,669 with an additional $300,000 in corporate sponsorships for the field and scoreboard in the works. In total, over $1.1 million is expected to be raised from TURF CLUB as Phase I comes to a close. TURF CLUB and Phase I donations were managed by the Northville Educational Foundation (NEF). Another community organization will manage TURF CLUB and fundraising for Phase II of the stadium project.