19th Annual Golf Benefit


The 19th Camp Daggett Golf Benefit took place June 8th, 2023, at the Walloon Lake Country Club. We had 92 golfers participate and the weather was perfect! A big thank you go out to Ron and Cathy Scriven for making this event possible for the past 19 years.

We also welcomed 157 supporters for dinner as well as the live and silent auctions. Thank you to Ralph and Patti Miesel and Laurie and Terry Marrs who work with us to pull this event together.

Thank you also to all of the wonderful 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; Mark Neill, 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: Paul Fairbairn, Austin Dieters, Jacque O’Neill, Parker Fairbairn | Score 60

2nd Place Gross: Tom Fairbairn, Jack Zlotow, Andy Mitchell, Tom Oelke | Score 62

3rd Place Gross: John and Sunny Sapiente, Gary Norcross, John Johnson | Score 65

1st Place Net: Jeff Bacigalupi, Bill Tulloch, Bill Marshall, Jeff Kazmierski | Score 51 (scorecard playoff)

2nd Place Net: Justin Roberts, Matt Chaperon, Peter Stuhlreyer, Ian Haven | Score 51

3rd Place Net: Jos Kurd, Debbie Kurd, John Bunge, Cyndi Nelson | Score 51.75

Closest to the Line on Hole 9: Steve Brown – .25 inch | won $150 in golf shop credit

Closest to the Hole in the Putting Contest: Jeff Kazmierski | won $150 in golf shop credit

Closest to the Hole on Hole 3: Tim Thornton | won $100 Fletch’s Car Wash Gift Card

Special note: Matt Chaperon with the event’s title sponsor team, Black Birch Design + Build, made 2 (albatross) on Hole 5!


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

Mackinac Island Package

Item Donated by Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry and Grand Hotel

Take a trip to the Island with VIP tickets provided by Shepler’s Ferry. 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 9 – October 29, 2023, 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.

Nub's Nob Green Lift Chair

Item Donated by Nub’s Nob

This summer Nub’s Nob, a family-owned ski hill that has been in operation since 1958, is replacing the Green Lift, which has been the ski area’s workhorse chairlift since 1978. Now is your chance to own a piece of that legacy! Whether you use it as a garden swing or front porch swing, this lift chair is a lovely nod at Nub’s Nobs’ awesome impact on Northern Michigan.

Fully Guided Side-by-Side Adventure

Item Donated by County Wide Power Sports

  • A fully guided side by side adventure for up to 6 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.

Great Lakes Center for the Arts Ticket Package

Item Donated by Great Lakes Center for the Arts and Bay Harbor Village Suites

Two tickets to four Great Lakes Center for the Arts events within the 2023 Summer and Fall Season; Two Complimentary Beverage Passes and one overnight stay in a Lodge Suite at Village Suites Bay Harbor.

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 White Gold & 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.

Kevin Barton Original Oil Painting

Item donated by Kevin Barton

Title: “Walloon Lake Autumn Escape”

In a professional career spanning 23 years, Petoskey-based Kevin Barton is one of Michigan’s most well collected contemporary artists with artwork in collections across the nation. This one-of-a-kind piece was created by Barton, a Camp Daggett alumnus, to celebrate his time as a Camper and grow Camp Daggett’s reach. The size is 18” x 24” (framed size 26” x 32”).

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: Fresh Organic and Local Produce Coveyou Scenic Farm Traditional Membership Full Season (20 weeks June 14-Oct. 25); Half Share  |  Value: $575

American Spoon Foods & Meyer ACE Hardware; Camp Daggett Board of Trustees member David Meyer: Blackstone Grill and American Spoon Assortment  |  Value: $599.99

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

Walstrom Marine: 2 $200 Gift cards for accessories, parts and service  |  Value: $400

Ralph and Mike Stowe & Bella Vita Restaurant: Amphicar Adventure on Lake Charlevoix and Dinner for four at Bella Vita Restaurant  |  Value: $400

Mushroom House Tours – Edith Pair: Mushroom House Tour for Two  |  Value: $54

Stafford’s Hospitality: Stafford’s Gift Card – $100  |  Value: $100

Quiet Moose: Quiet Moose Basket  |  Value: $625

Pet Pawps, Terrie Paulson, & Sea Bags: Black Lab Sea Bag made from Camp Daggett Sails, packed with Pet Pawps locally made organic dog treats!  |  Value: $100

Irish Boat Shop & Sea Bags: Sea Bag made from Camp Daggett Sails, packed with nautical gear from Irish Boat Shop  |  Value: $525

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

Beards Brewery: Sunglasses, Ball Cap, Stickers, and $25 Gift Card  |  Value: $60

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

Sturgeon River Pottery: Michigan and Upper Peninsula serving trays  |  Value: $100

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

Northgoods: Little Traverse Tileworks Walloon Lake Art  |  Value: $100

Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center: Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center Hydrafacial and Dermaplaning  |  Value: $360

BOYNE USA The Highlands: Gift Cards (Two @ $100)  |  Value:  $200

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



If you are interested in being a sponsor or volunteering at the 2024 Golf Benefit, contact Julie Joles, Camp Daggett Development Director, at julie.joles@campdaggett.org or call 231-347-9742 x 118.


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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