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Frankenmuth News

Serving Frankenmuth Since 1906

Vol. 115 No. 34 - In our 115th year!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Wurst Open a celebrity golf fundraiser for the Michigan Heroes Museum

  The Michigan Heroes Museum has used many different avenues to raise funds for this most unique venue that pays honor and respect to the state’s military and space legends.

  This May, MHM organizers are planning an inaugural golf outing to benefit the museum.

  The Wurst Open Celebrity Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, May 20, at The Timbers Golf Course in Tuscola.

  John Ryder, executive director of MHM and his Wurst Open Committee have been meeting almost weekly to organize the 18-hole scramble tournament.

  As of press time, those planning to be a part of the tournament include Medal of Honor recipient James McCloughan, Detroit sports broadcasters Jim Brandstatter, Frank Beckmann and Mark Champion, Secretary of State Joslyn Benson, NASA astronaut Greg Johnson, plus an Emmy Award winner, NFL alumni, golf pros, Stanley Cup, Super Bowl and World Series champions and other celebrities.

  Michigan veterans and current service members will also be among those joining in the fun.

  “It is just an amazing list of people who are going to be there to help us raise money so that we can continue to Honor, Respect and Remember all of our service members and astronauts from the State of Michigan,” Ryder said.

  Tickets are available and sponsorships are being sought. There are four-person and three-person teams available. Three-person teams will have a celebrity added to their foursome via a random drawing.

  The day will begin with breakfast at 9am, followed with an 18-hole scramble, shotgun start, at 10am.

  For more information, visit and click on the Upcoming Events tab or contact Ryder at the museum, 989-652-8005.


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