The Magic Bus Charity Concert
February 12, 2022 Springfield Oaks County Park
Dave Bennett Band
June 25, 2022. This concert will be held in the Waterford Kettering Performance Art Center.
8th Annual Golf Tournament
Sunday August 15, 2021
This event under the direction of Mike Hoeksema was held on August 15, 2021 at Boulder Pointe Golf Course. This year's outing was dedicated to Flo Pilarcik. Flo was very instrumental in the very early development of Drew's Home of Clarkston. Over 190 golfers played the course, and another 52 joined them for an excellent dinner prepared by the Boulder Pointe staff. As a result of the donations made by many generous participants, the golfer registrations, the raffle, and the 50/50, the outing raised approximately $50,000. As a result of previous fundraisers, we have been able to completely remodel apartments 1, 2, and 9. This construction has enabled us to make great progress in support of our mission to provide safe, accessible, and comfortable living conditions to enhance the lives of adults with disabilities. With these new dollars, we will be able to continue our mission. The huge success of this outing was a direct result of the many contributions of time and dollars offered by the golfers, sponsors, and volunteers. We thank you for support, and we look forward to your participation in next year's event. We would also like to thank all of the area Knights of Columbus councils that have continued to support our many different fund raising events throughout the years.
Deacon Tom Yezak Memorial Golf Outing
September 12, 2021
The outing, under the guidance of Trina Yezak and supported by Jay Noonan, was at a great success. Even though the temperature and humidity were high, the overcast sky made the day very tolerable. As a result of the work of Hadley Acres staff, the golfers were treated to a lunch at the turn and a dinner following the day of golf. The funds that were raised during this day will contribute greatly to making the lives of Drew's Home's residents safer and more convenient. The recent addition of washers and dryers in each apartment is an example of how fundraisers such as this golf outing contribute to our goals. We want to thank all golfers, donors, and volunteers whose efforts have not only made the outing a success but also made the lives of the residents much better. We would especially like to thank the winner of the 50/50 raffle who donated his entire winnings to Drew's Home. This outing was originally sponsored by Deacon Tom Yezak from St. Anne Catholic Church and the Ortonville Knights Of Columbus. We are thankful that Trina and the Knights are continuing Deacon Tom's mission, and we look forward to next year's event.
Clarkston News Article
July 29, 2018
BY PHIL CUSTODIO
Clarkston News Editor
Golfers can help local individuals with disabilities live in a home of their own at the fifth annual Golf Tournament benefitting Drew’s Home of Clarkston. The Knights of Columbus of St. Daniel Catholic Church is sponsoring the golf outing on Sunday, July 29, at The Fountains Golf Course, 6060 Maybee Road. Tee time is 1:30 p.m.
Drew’s Home of Clarkston was formed about five years ago by a small group of people interested in forming a non-profit corporation to build a new home for adults with disabilities, said Dick Moscovic, Drew’s father, local builder, and long-time Clarkston industrial arts teacher. “We decided the mission would be to create a safe, comfortable, spiritual and community based home for adult individuals with disabilities,” Dick said. “This helps parents of these individuals to have a say in their loved ones lives, and keep them close to home and involved in the Clarkston community.”
The Rev. Chris Maus, St. Daniels Catholic Church priest at the time, was instrumental in encouraging them to bring this type of home to the Clarkston area, Dick said.
“Since forming the non-profit, we have a waiting list consisting of parents from the Clarkston area who have adult children with disabilities,” he said. “These parents are attempting to plan a future placement for their adult children to live in an environment conductive to our mission.”
The board of Drew’s Home of Clarkston recently had the opportunity to purchase an existing apartment building near downtown Clarkston. “To build it would have cost more than $500,000,” Dick said. After renovation, the two-story building will be integrated, with individuals with different levels of disabilities downstairs and able-bodied residents in upstairs apartments. Drew’s Home of Clarkston couldn’t afford to buy the building at the time, so a few members of the group formed a limited liability company to purchase it. “When enough funds are made available, the LLC will sell the building to the non-profit and/or build a new home for adults,” Dick said.
Moscovic and fellow craftsmen are renovating an apartment for Drew, who is autistic and recently turned 39 years old, along with a roommate. Residents would be screened to make sure they’re compatible. “One of our members is an architect, Jay Noonan – he supplied architectural work pro bono,” Dick said. Renovation includes expanding the bathroom and other modifications to make the apartment totally handicap accessible.
The plan is to create a sustainable community so it can keep going year after year, as well as help young parents of children with disabilities. “You’d be surprised how many there are in the area who face the same challenges we face,” Dick said.
The golf outing and other fund raisers will support the mission. Those unable to golf can sponsor a hole in their name. For info, call Darwin Balcom at 810-869-5637.
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