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LaLonde Charity Open Coming to Clarkston

23 Jul, 2021


It is an alarming fact that Veterans are twice as likely as civilians to die by suicide.

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, LaLonde Charities and Summit Automotive Management will host the 9th Annual LaLonde Charity Open at the Pine Knob Golf Course to support the Friends of Michigan Veterans Treatment Courts. Included in this event is a golf outing, wine tasting, live and silent auctions, speed painting by Dave Santia, and more.

The Pine Knob Golf Course is located in Clarkston, MI.

Additional sponsors and golfers are welcome to attend. Registration details of the event can be found at https://lalondecharityopen.com. Major sponsors include Kia Motors, iHeart Radio, Audacy Radio, Ally Bank, Eastlake Cardiovascular, Clear Rate Communications, Summit Place Kia, and LaLonde Chrysler.

All proceeds go directly to help struggling Military Veterans in treatment courts living in Michigan. To date the charity has raised over $650,000 for local veterans. The goal of Veterans Court is to help former service members become active, contributing members of their community. This program brings together legal counsel, mental health professionals, court staff, the Department of Veteran Affairs, and other support organizations to help veterans. Simply put, the Veterans Treatment Court saves lives.

"This year is special, the event will take place on my husband's, and charity founder, Rich LaLonde's birthday, Rich recently passed due to complications from pneumonia", said charity co-founder Tania LaLonde.

Event General Manager, Dave LaLonde said "The event kicks off at 9:00 am with the Holly Honor Guard performing Taps to honor fallen veterans followed by the National Anthem. It ends at 6:00 pm with the 50/50 raffle drawing; last year the winner received a check for $11,170!"

Summit Automotive Management is a Michigan Auto Group selling and servicing Kia, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles. LaLonde Charities mission is to support local causes which connect people with opportunities to improve the quality of their lives. LaLonde Charities is particularly focused on causes that help Veterans and Children. For more info go to; https://lalondecharityopen.com/ or contact Dave LaLonde at (248) 791-5512 or dlalonde@lalondecharityopen.com.

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