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Especially if you are golfing for a great cause. There is still time to register for the Wings of Mercy Charity Golf Outing sponsored by Gerber Collision and Glass. This annual event will be held at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale on Wednesday, September 12th. Registration begins at 7:30 AM with an 8:30 AM shotgun start. The format is a four person best ball scramble. Lunch will be served after the event. If you would like to sponsor and/or attend, please fax or email your information to John Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org, 616.204.0398. You can register online at https://www.gerbercollision.com/golf-tournament.
Make plans now to attend the 2018 Holland CareAffaire and Wings of Mercy Runway 5K. You can register for the 5k online at runsignup.com. Kids ages 8 -17 can experience their first flight with the EAA Young Eagles. Registration for Young Eagles flights starts at 8:00 and a parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver. Breakfast will be prepared by the Holland Lions and served from 8AM to Noon. The cost for breakfast is just $6/person, $25 for a family of up to 6 people. Don’t miss the Vintage Car Club of Holland, the Hooligans Flight Team, model making with the West Michigan International Plastic Model Society and much, much more.
Our next exciting summer event is the Wings of Mercy FunDay and Runway 5K on Saturday, July 14 at Campbell Airport in Grayslake IL. You can register online for the Lake County Runway 5K by clicking here. Same day registration will be available at 7 AM with the race starting at 8 AM. After that, stick around for a cookout lunch (included with your race registration) served from 10 AM to 3 PM and lots of family fun activities including an airplane and car show, silent auction, pet adoption, police and homeland security dog shows, hayrides, and many more fun activities. Admission for non-racers is just $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 & under and includes choice of hamburger or hotdog with chips and a drink. For more information, visit www.campbell-airport.com and click on the Runway 5k logo.
Mark your calendars now for our 2018 summer events.
Muskegon CareAffaire – Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in
Saturday, June 9 – 8 AM to Noon
Run for Wings 5k Walk/Run – 8 AM Start
Online race registration – https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Muskegon/RunForWings5K
Executive Air Transport, Muskegon Co. Airport (KMKG)
Wings of Mercy Fun Day
Saturday, July 14, Lunch Served – 10 AM to 2 PM
Lake County Runway 5k – 8 AM Start
Online race registration – https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Grayslake/LakeCountyRunway5KWalkRace
Campbell Airport, Grayslake, IL (KC81)
Holland CareAffaire Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in
Saturday, August 25 – 8 AM to Noon
Wings of Mercy West Runway 5k – 8 AM Start
Online race registration – https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/WingsofMercyRunway5K
Tulip City Air, West Michigan Regional Airport (KBIV)
Tuesday, November 28th, is your opportunity to focus your holiday generosity on the good work being accomplished by charitable organizations. You can help our pilots offer free flights to those in need with an online donation to Wings of Mercy on the 28th, or any other day of the year. We provide $3 dollars worth of service for every $1 donated; that is a great return on your investment! Just visit the Miles that Matter page on our website and make a donation today.
Our good friends at Gerber Collision are once again hosting a charity golf outing to benefit Wings of Mercy on Wednesday, September 13th. You can register online at https://www.gerbercollision.com/golf-tournament. The event is held at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, MI. Same day registration starts at 7:00 AM with an 8:00 AM shotgun start. Lunch will be served following the event.
Please join us for the 2017 Holland CareAffaire on Saturday, August 26th from 8:00 AM to Noon at Tulip City Air Service, West Michigan Regional Airport. This fun filled day begins with the Wings of Mercy Runway 5K. Discounted online registration is still available at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Holland/WingsofMercyRunway5K. Same day registration and packet pick up will start at 7:00 AM on the 26th. The Holland Lions will have their delicious pancake breakfast available from 8 to Noon. The Young Eagles free plane rides for kids ages 8-17 will start at 8:30 with registration available on a first come first served basis. We will also have classic cars and vintage aircraft on display along with plane and helicopter rides for an additional donation. Please join us for this wonderful family event and support a great cause!
The 4th annual West Michigan Wings of Mercy Runway 5K is set for Saturday, August 26 at the West Michigan Regional Airport. The race starts at 8:00 AM sharp. Register online at runsignup.com. Packet pick up and same day registration start at 7:00 AM on 26th. Your registration fee includes a pancake breakfast at the Holland CareAffaire immediately after the race. Please join us for this one of a kind 5K and support a great cause.
Our amazing Chicagoland volunteers are hard at work preparing for the 2017 Wings of Mercy FunDay to be held on Saturday, July 15 at Campbell Airport near Grayslake, IL. The event starts at 8:00 AM with the Lake County Runway 5K; online registration available at runsignup.com. Lunch will be served from 10AM to 2PM. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under and includes your choice of hotdog or hamburger and access to the Airplane and Car Show, Silent Auction, Pet Adoption, Sailor the Dog Show, and many more fun, family activities.
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