Foundation Expands Services to Residents of Metropolitan Detroit

Community Foundation holds Golf Tournament to benefit kids.

Redford, MI, July 13, 2010 --( James E. Means, Executive Director of The “Ways and Means” Community Foundation; announced its' Annual Foundation Golf Tournament will be Saturday August 7, 2010, at the Warren Valley Golf and Banquet Center, at 26116 West Warren in Dearborn Heights.

Means explained that the tournament offers a full day of fun for all participants. The event starts with registration at 7:30 AM and a shot gun start at 8:30 AM. The tournament includes breakfast, a hotdog at the turn, 18 holes of championship golf, great prizes, as well as a banquet and drinks at the 19th hole. The registration fee is only $100.

Means announced that this year’s Tournament has also been expanded to include a $100,000 Shootout event, a $10,000 Hole-In-One opportunity, and a $2,500 Putting Contest for some lucky golfers to win. In addition, to make the event more interesting, the tournament features a Longest Drive and Closes to Pin award for both women and men. A 50/50 Raffle is also being planned for the tournament.

Means stated that there are sponsorships opportunities still available, but interested parties need to act quickly as the event is close to being sold out. Means requested that all interested parties contact him directly at the phone number listed below.

Means stated that the proceeds from this year’s tournament will help fund the Foundation’s many initiatives. The Foundation’s mission is to impact the lives of young people by inspiring them to pursue excellence. Means explained that one of the best ways for the Foundation to carry out its’ mission is through recreational and athletic activities. The Foundation sponsored the Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Pitch, Hit and Run local competition last spring.

Means stated that one of the missions of the Foundation is to offer programs that specifically benefit kids but do not directly conflict with other organizations. The Foundation is currently completing the due diligence on an incentive reading program. Reading is one the most basic skill sets needed for children to compete in the Information Age.

Means stated that there is no program available that encourages kids to not only enjoy reading but also incentivizes them to read. The scope of the program the Foundation is designing will take a large portion of its resources.

About The “Ways & Means” Community Foundation - The Foundation’s mission is to inspire and motivate all people to pursue excellence in their lives. The Foundation was created to continue the work of Fr. Livius Paoli who dedicated over 65 years of his life rendering service to the residents of Metropolitan Detroit. The Foundation sponsors programs that create a positive life enhancing experience for all participants. The contact phone number is 313-638-3906. For more information visit the Foundation’s web address at

Contact: William Shaw
Communications Director June 29, 2010

Ways and Means Community Foundation
Bill Shaw