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The Detroit Jewish News, 2010-07-22

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Golfing For A Cure

Al Kaline headlines Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation golf invitational.


Howard Rosen of West Bloomfield, JN Publisher Arthur Horwitz and Robert Jacobs

of Farmington Hills

Myron Milgrom of Southfield, Jerold Minkin and Seymour Brode, both of Bloomfield

Hills, and Milton Ring of Franklin


he late Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg did his swinging on the
baseball field, slugging out homeruns in the 1930s and 1940s and wowing the
crowds. Golfers teed up June 21 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield
Township to do some swinging in his memory.
About 270 golfers took part in the 20th annual Hank Greenberg
Memorial Golf Invitational sponsored by the Michigan Jewish
Sports Foundation. This year's event honored another former
Detroit Tiger and Hall of Famer, "Mr. Tiger" Al Kaline, and TV and
radio sports broadcaster, Ray Lane. Kaline, 75, played his entire
major league career with the Tigers and still works as a front office
official. Lane called Tigers games alongside the late Ernie Harwell
in the 1960s and 1970s and was sports director at WJBK-TV.
"Al Kaline was one of the best Tigers of all time. Both men are
legendary and have had amazing careers': said David Blatt of
Bloomfield Hills, the sports foundation's executive director. "People
came from as far away as New York, Washington, D.C., and Arizona
for this event [including Hank Greenberg's son, Stephen]. It was
one of the largest charity outings ever held at Oakland Hills:'

Participants played 18 holes of golf and enjoyed a continental breakfast, lunch and
strolling dinner. There was also a question-and-answer session with the honorees mod-
erated by Fox 2 sports director Dan Miller. Proceeds from the event benefit prostate
cancer charities and the Detroit-based Karmanos Cancer Institute's Genetic Testing
Assistance Fund.
The sports foundation has a $100,000 grant to help provide screening and genetic coun-
seling for anyone concerned about their risk of developing cancer. Over the last 25 years,
the Walled Lake-based organization has raised more than $1 million to help fight cancer.
"This would not be possible without the
help of our sponsors;' said Blatt. "We're
The Michigan Jewish Sports
grateful for their continued support."
Foundation will host its Hall of
Spotted in the crowd were: event co-
Fame induction dinner Monday,
chairs Brian Eisenberg of Bloomfield
Oct. 25, at the Jewish Community
Hills and Jeff Cohen of Farmington Hills;
Center in West Bloomfield. For more
Steven Eisenberg and Dan Gilbert,
information, go to the website:
both of Franklin; Robert Jacobs of
Farmington Hills; and Larry Becker of
or call (248) 592-9323.
Bloomfield Hills. E

Former University of Michigan and New

Former U-M and Houston Rockets

Ray Lane and Al Kaline, honorees of the

Rob Eisman of Ann Arbor confirms his

York Knicks basketball star Campy

basketball star Rudy Tomjanovich

Dick Schaap Memorial Humanitarian

winning 50-50 raffle ticket with Master

Russell with Rabbi Jason Miller

with Steve Fishman of Southfield and

Award and the Hank Greenberg Lifetime

of Ceremonies Dan Miller. Eisman gener-

of Farmington Hills

Stephen Malerman of West Bloomfield

Achievement Award, respectively

ously donated his winnings back to MJSF.


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