Five Points of Hope to Host Fifth Annual Golf for Hope Outing

The July 17 event helps provide financial support to people who are diagnosed with cancer
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A golfer, above, takes a swing at a previous Five Points of Hope Golf for Hope event. This year, the nonprofit will hold the event at Hartland Glen Golf Course. // Photograph courtesy of Five Points of Hope

Five Points of Hope, a Michigan-based nonprofit that provides financial assistance to individuals diagnosed with cancer, will host its Fifth Annual Golf for Hope outing on July 17 at the Hartland Glen Golf Course.


The event, which benefits the organization and its mission, kicks off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on the course, located at 12400 Highland Road in Hartland. Each ticket includes 18 holes of golf, a buffet lunch, two beverages, attendance to the awards ceremony, and a goody bag. 


This year’s outing will also include a special tribute to TJ Rivard, a friend of Five Points of Hope and a regular participant in the Golf for Hope outings, who passed away on Feb. 2 of pancreatic cancer. Officials with Five Points of Hope say Rivard made a major impact as the director of special education for the Waterford School District for 25 years and was an advocate in the special education community. Those who wish to honor their own loved one can donate $25 to the organization to have their name added to a poster that will be displayed on the course. 


Tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased online for $110 per golfer. Lunch-only tickets are also available for $35. In addition, the nonprofit is also accepting donations on its website. Funds will help individuals diagnosed with cancer pay for hospital bills, get ahead on rent, and cover any other costs that may be a burden to them. 


The pandemic has had a huge affect on local charities, including Five Points of Hope, which took a hit financially during the past year. The pandemic also caused massive job loss, which directly impacted families the nonprofit caters to.


Five Points of Hope relies heavily on donations, making events like Golf for Hope so important to its cause. According to the organization, donations and attendance to Five Points of Hope’s events have allowed the nonprofit to assist hundreds of Michigan residents struggling with a cancer diagnosis. 


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