Members and Staff have embraced the Eagles for Children Charity transforming the lives of local children in need.   This year we raised $37,006  for 7 local charities. That is 75 eagles from 206 participating members!

Thank you to the Members for sponsoring the applications received.   Our committee, chaired by Pete & Sarah Kepic, along with Barry & Lynn Connelly, Mike & Sue McDermott, Matt & Susan Paroly, granted funds to the following charities:

Wish Upon a Teen

Awarded Program: Project Design my Room will benefit 8 children facing an extended hospitalization situation due to sever illness, organ transplant, or related treatments. This project will provide room makeovers for their hospital rooms.

Art & Soul of Oakland County

Awarded Program: Art & Soul Dreams Photo Shoot Day will benefit 15 children ages 11-17 providing $500 per child for personal grooming and shopping.  This photo will be their foster photo and will travel with them for a year.

Redford Brigthmoor Initiative

Awarded Program: “One Stop Shop Toy, Winter Coat and Blanket Store” is open every Saturday.  Shoppers can select new and gently used clothing and toys fro their family.  This program has served more than 2000 families to date.  Each family will also receive a bag of groceries and a hot meal when they are done shopping.

Ted Lindsey Foundation

Awarded Program: “Pre-employment & Life Skills Development Project” is a 2-stage program that helps 13-17 year olds with ASD in getting and keeping a job once they graduate from high school.  This program assists in allowing these young people to live a more independent and meaningful life.

Young Life- Birmingham

Awarded Program: Young Life offers camp each summer to middle school-aged children.  The grant from BCC will be used to provide camp free of charge to a group of students who are otherwise unable to attend.

The Judson Center

Awarded Program: An Autism Connections Center will open this Fall. The Project will support 20 kids therapy sessions.

GiGi’s Playhouse

Awarded Program: This program is designed to address infants with Down Syndrome. 40 infants will benefit from physical therapy with a strong fitness focus and ultimate goal of success and improved movement, mobility, and visual and vestibular activities.

in 2019, 12 country clubs awarded $415,020 to local children’s’ charities.  Since year one of Eagles for Children the total is $1,605,635.00. Birmingham Country Club members can be proud of their part in transforming the lives of children in need.

What is Eagles for Children?

The idea of using one great moment on the golf course, “an eagle,” to benefit thousands – or potentially millions of children in need, inspired program co-founders Hal Zaima and Don Kegley to test the Eagles for Children program at Oakland Hills Country Club in 2012. Three other area clubs agreed to join, and by the end of the season, the clubs had raised nearly $40,000, which was awarded to 14 different children’s charities in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

The Eagles for Children concept is simple:

-Each member pledges a minimum of $2 for every eagle scored by fellow members and their families at their club.

-Golfers report their eagles to the pro shop.

-The club’s accounting department tracks the donations and bills each member according to their tax-deductible pledge per eagle.

-At the end of the golf season, a committee from your club meets to determine which children’s nonprofit organizations will benefit from the generosity of your membership. 100% of the funds collected from each club is granted out each season.

Eagles for Children Grant Recipients

American National Red Cross
Autistic School Association
Barbara Karmanos Cancer Institute Beaumont Foundation Pediatric Bike Day Beyond Basics
Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Blessed Birthdays
Blessings in a Backpack
Bloomfield Youth Assistance
Boys Hope Girls Hope – Detroit Bridgepointe Non-profit
Camp Casey
Canton Goodfellows
Care House of Oakland County
Child Safe of Michigan
Children of Fallen Patriots
Children’s Center of Wayne County Children’s Leukemia Foundation of MI. Christ Child House
City Missions Services
Cooke School
Cornerstone Schools
Courage for Cures
Detroit Children’s Fund
Detroit Cristo Rey High School
Detroit Police Athletic League
FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts
Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families
First Step -Western Wayne County Franny Strong Foundation
Gilda’s Club
Girls Matter/Kids Empower
Gleaners Community Food Bank
Grace & Peace Community Church

Great Lakes Burn Camp
Kids Coalition Against Hunger
Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Judson Center
Kensington Church
Legal Aid for Children and Families at Beaumont Hospital
Lighthouse of Oakland County Lighthouse Path
Louisa Mae Alcott Elementary Coats for Kids Make a Wish Foundation
Matrix Human Services
Methodist Children’s Home Society Mittens for Detroit, Inc.
Miracle League of Plymouth
Oakland Family Services
Orchards Children’s Services
Our Special Needs
Penrickton Center for Blind Children Redford Brightmoor Initiative ROPARD Foundation
Seedlings Braille Books for Kids Sister Souls, Inc.
South Redford Foundation for Excellence Southwest Counseling Solutions
St. Vincent de Paul
Starfish Family Services
Sweet Dreamzzz
Ted Lindsay Foundation
Toys for Tots
University of Michigan – Camp Kesem Variety, the Children’s Charity
Vista Maria
W. Outer Drive Methodist Church

Participating Clubs

  • Birmingham Country Club, since 2017
  • Bloomfield Hills CC, since 2019
  • Country Club of Detroit, since 2013
  • Forest Lake Country Club- Since 2019
  • Meadowbrook Country Club, since 2017
  • Oakland Hills Country Club, since 2012
  • Orchard Lake Country Club, Since 2018
  • Pine Lake Country Club, since 2012
  • Plum Hallow, Since 2018
  • Red Run Golf Club, since 2014
  • Walnut Creek Country Club, since 2012
  • Western Golf and Country Club, since 2013
  • The Wyndgate CC, since 2019