20th Annual Golf Benefit


The 20th Annual Camp Daggett Golf Benefit June 13th at the Walloon Lake Country Club was a record breaking fundraising event! The event welcomed 29 teams of golfers and just over 200 attendees at the auction and dinner and raised just over $200,000!

A big thank you to our club sponsors and long-time Camp Daggett supporters Ron and Cathy Scriven who were honored for their 20 years of sponsorship. At the event, Ralph and Patti Miesel thanked the Scrivens for their years of event leadership and accepted the sponsorship role for the centennial benefit to take place June 12, 2025 at the club.

The Miesels along with Laurie and Terry Marrs have worked closely with Camp Daggett staff to make the dinner and auction events a success!

This event would not be possible without the staff at the Walloon Lake Country Club. They do a wonderful job of providing a great venue for this event, both on and off the course. These great folks include Harry Dixon, the General Manager; Shane Brown, Executive Chef, and the kitchen help; Jacob Wilhelm, the Club House Manager; Jason George, Head Golf Professional; Pete Kelbel, and his staff; and Director of Golf and Grounds Superintendent, Scott Pulaski.


There are two divisions—net handicapped and gross. A team cannot win in both divisions. There is a formula that is used for teams that have both handicapped and non-handicapped players. We have also included the winners of the individual hole challenges throughout the course.

1st Place Gross:
Tad Garber, Parker Fairbairn, Paul Fairbairn, and Alec Alwart
Score 62

2nd Place Gross:
Mike Pulick, Liz Pulick, Corey Seitz, Suzanne Seitz
Score 65

3rd Place Gross:
Eric Mancini, Matt Chaperon, Pat O’Callaghan, Tom Murray
Score 65

1st Place Net:
David Meyer, Jonathan Meyer, Matt Meyer, Megan Meyer
Score 41

2nd Place Net:
John Hegener, Mark Muirhead, Phil Ryan, David Deal
Score 42

3rd Place Net:
Thomas Ling, Steven, Ludwig, Barry Bennett, Robin Bennett
Score 42

Closest to the Line on Hole 9:
Jacque Harrington 1’3/4″
$150 golf shop credit and select Bourbons from J.R. Schlagenhauser at Fletch’s

Closest to the Hole in the Putting Contest:
Travis Groat
$150 golf shop credit


The Live Auction will feature seven sought-after items from generous local donors.

Mackinac Island Package

Item Donated by Mackinac Island Ferry Company and Grand Hotel

Take a trip to the Island with VIP tickets provided by Mackinac Island Ferry Company. Once you arrive on the Island, enjoy a Bed and Breakfast Package at The Grand Hotel. This includes one room for two persons or two nights between June 14 – October 27, 2024, breakfast daily for two persons, tax, local assessment, and baggage handling charges. In addition, The Grand Hotel has provided 18 holes of golf for two on The Jewel, including a cart.

Explore Charlevoix

Items donated by Stafford’s, Mushroom House Tours, The Earl, Blue Dot Farm and Vineyard

Charlevoix the Beautiful has earned its name. Explore Charlevoix – dining overlooking the Pine River Channel at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant, visiting the town’s unique architectural homes built by Earl Young at a Mushroom House Tour, enjoying the tastes from local vineyard Blue Dot Farm and Vineyard, and finishing the day in opulence at the town’s premier boutique hotel The Earl.

Fully Guided Side-by-Side Adventure

Item Donated by Countywide Power Sports

  • A fully guided side by side adventure for up to 4 people in the scenic trails north of Harbor Springs, with a stop along the way at the Moose Jaw Junction restaurant for lunch or dinner. (Closed Mondays)
  • Ride time up to six hours. Optional stop in Cross Village.

*If participants want to drive, they need to be 18 years old with a valid driver’s license. Multiple eligible drivers can participate switching out drivers and riders.

Bay Harbor: Entertainment, Dining, and Spa Package

Items donated by Great Lakes Center for the Arts, NOMAD, Maple & Batter, The Inn at Bar Harbor

Four tickets to “When You Wish a Tribute to 100 Years of Magic” and beverage vouchers at Great Lakes Center for the Arts; overnight stay at the Inn at Bay Harbor; $150 in spa credit; $100 gift card to Nomad; $50 gift card to Maple & Batter.

Fund the Mission

Fund the Mission gifts assure that children have the opportunity to enjoy and learn from Camp Daggett programs and have quality and memorable experiences as well as ensure the safety of all who participate in programs by maintaining the facilities.

As we embark on our 100th anniversary in 2025, we remain strongly grounded in our Summer Camp roots while growing healthy new programming that allows us to meet the ever-evolving needs of youth in Northern Michigan.

Year-round offerings now include leadership and team building at our indoor and outdoor Adventure Center facility, lodge rental for teams, schools, corporate retreats and community groups, and events like Snowshoe outings, and Father-Son and Mother-Daughter weekends. As we round out our outreach and grow, one thing remains the same, and that is our commitment to providing meaningful experiences with an emphasis on cooperation, working as a team and remaining steadfast in our motto, “The Other Fellow First.”

Thank you for your contribution!

Walloon Lake Yellow Gold and Diamond Pendant

Item donated by Reusch Jewelers with locations in Petoskey and Cheboygan

This necklace and pendant were custom made in-house at Petoskey’s Reusch Jewelers for the Camp Daggett Golf Benefit. The pendant features 3/8 carat of fine diamonds with an additional diamond to be placed at the auction purchaser’s home location on Walloon Lake.

Larissa Flynn Original Oil Art

Item donated by Larissa Flynn

Title: “Under the Seagrapes”

Larissa Flynn is a Michigan born formally trained fine artist specializing in plein air oil painting.
Her work is well known in Northwest Michigan and she has a strong following on Mackinac Island.
Recently, Naples, Florida has caught her attention with special concentration where many of our Camp Daggett supporters call their second home. The size is 24” x 36.”

Floral Table Centerpieces – all donated!

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Joles, Development Director, at julie.joles@campdaggett.org or call 231-347-9742 x 118.



Coveyou Scenic Farms and Sally Swanson Watercolor: Fresh Organic and Local Produce Coveyou Scenic Farm Traditional Membership Full Season (20 weeks June 14-Oct. 25); Half Share  |  Value: $620 and priceless art

American Spoon Foods & Meyer ACE Hardware; Camp Daggett Board of Trustees member David Meyer: Meyer ACE Hardware Masterbuilt Digital Charcoal Grill and Smoker; American Spoon Assortment; $50 Plath’s Meats Gift Card  |  Value: $850.00

Depot Dining Club & The Lyric: Depot Dining Club Seasonal Membership and Lyric Movie Passes and Snacks  |  Value: $365

Bella Vita Restaurant: Dinner for four at Bella Vita Restaurant  |  Value: $200

Boyne Thunder: Boyne Thunder Events Wristbands and Stocked Cooler  |  Value: $425

Stiggs: Brew School for up 6 people |  Value: $300

Bradford’s Dry Cleaning: Bradford’s Dry Cleaning Gift Card – $200  |  Value: $200

Pet Pawps, Terrie Paulson, Ruff Life Pet Outfitters & Sea Bags: Large Sea Bag filled with Pet Pawps fan favorites, and a Ruff Life Pet Outfitters $30 gift card |  Value: $225

Hotel Walloon – Nathan Bean: Hotel Walloon Two Night Stay  |  Value: $1,000

EJ – Tom Teske, Camp Daggett Board of Trustees member: EJ Decorative Manhole Cover  |  Value: Priceless

High Five Spirits Gift Basket: Assorted spirits, $50 Gift Card  |  Value: $150

Tom Barrat:  Up North Michigan and Chicago: A Photographic Portrait coffee table books  |  Value: $60

Sturgeon River Pottery: Serving tray  |  Value: $100

Odawa Casino Resort: Odawa Casino Overnight Stay and $100 Sage Gift Card  |  Value: $275

Northgoods: Walloon Lake Charcuterie Board |  Value: $130

Northern Aesthetics: One SkinPen Micro-Needling Session & Post-Procedure Kit |  Value: $450

Fletch’s of Petoskey: Full Car Detailing Package  |  Value: $280

Victor (Sandy) and Derek Jose: 4 Tigers Den Tickets and Parking for A Detroit Tigers Game of Your Choice  |  Value: $520

Sunglass Shoppe: (non-prescription) Maui Jim Sunglasses  |  Value: $400

Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls: 10.1-10.2 mm Fine Semi-Round Freshwater Cultured Pearl Studs, 14 Carat White Gold Post  |  Value: $600



If you are interested in being a sponsor or volunteering at the 2025 Golf Benefit, contact Julie Joles, Camp Daggett Development Director, at julie.joles@campdaggett.org or call 231-881-5451.


Title Sponsor

Dinner Sponsors (4 available)
Ralph and Patti Miesel
Laurie and Terry Marrs

Lunch Sponsors (3 available)
Patrick Alguire
Muriel and Joe Alexandrowski
Jim and Marilyn Keller

Cocktail Reception Sponsor (1)
Harbor Brenn Insurance Agencies

Putting Contest Sponsor (1)
Coldwell Banker – Fairbairn Realty

Money Shot Sponsors (2 available)
V. Stewart Jose – Moore Doeren Mayhew (tax firm)
Ralph and Patti Miesel

Cart Sponsors (25 available)
Steve and Renee Alexandrowski
Boyne Valley Lions Club
Brown Motors
Charlevoix Kiwanis
Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center
Colby and Mary Crall
Derrer Oil & Propane
Evening Star Joinery
Ginop Sales
Kammermann & Bascom, PC
Dana Lapekas in Memory of Ed Lapekas
Kiwanis Club of Little Traverse Bay
Kiwanis Club of Petoskey
Christy and Michael Manchester
Mitchell Graphics
Nub’s Nob Ski Area
Petoskey Plastics
Rotary Club of East Jordan
Timothy Thornton
Jayne VanOpynen and Robin Dykhouse
Walloon Central Marine

50/50 Sponsor (Seed $500 – 2 available)
Bobbie and Mike Tweddle

Tee Sponsors (19 available)
Steve and Renee Alexandrowski
Jim and Marcia Bonahoom
Camp Daggett Board of Trustees
Maggie Charlton in honor of Bob Charlton
Dave Kring Chevrolet
Drost Landscaping
W.W. Fairbairn & Sons
Alicia and Andy Hopping
Korthase Flinn Insurance and Financial Services
Michael S. Martin, MD, PC
Ralph and Patti Miesel
Gary and Amy Norcross
Preston Feather Building Centers
John and Sunny Sapiente
Philip and Rachel Thornton
Timothy Thornton
Bobbie and Mike Tweddle

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