Members and Staff have embraced the Eagles for Children Charity transforming the lives of local children in need. This year we raised over $44,000 for 10 local charities. That is 64 eagles from 213 participating members!

Thank you to the Members for sponsoring the applications received.

Our committee, chaired by Pete & Sarah Kepic, granted funds to the following:

Abide Ministries
Christ Child House of Detroit
Eric Wynn’s Living the Legacy
Gilda’s Club of Metro Detroit
Judson Center
Life Remodeled
Redford Brightmoor Initiative
Ted Lindsay Foundation
Wish Upon a Teen
Young Life Birmingham

Eagles for Children have raised a total of $4.7 million since its first year!

Birmingham Country Club members can be proud of their part in transforming the lives of children in need.

What is Eagles for Children?

The idea of using one great moment on the golf course, “an eagle,” to benefit thousands – or potentially millions of children in need, inspired program co-founders Hal Zaima and Don Kegley to test the Eagles for Children program at Oakland Hills Country Club in 2012. Three other area clubs agreed to join, and by the end of the season, the clubs had raised nearly $40,000, which was awarded to 14 different children’s charities in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

The Eagles for Children concept is simple:

  • Each member pledges a minimum of $3 for every eagle scored by fellow members and their families at their club.
  • Golfers report their eagles to the pro shop.
  • The club’s accounting department tracks the donations and bills each member according to their tax-deductible pledge per eagle.
  • At the end of the golf season, a committee from your club meets to determine which children’s nonprofit organizations will benefit from the generosity of your membership. 100% of the funds collected from each club is granted out each season.

Eagles for Children Grant Recipients

American National Red Cross
Autistic School Association
Barbara Karmanos Cancer Institute Beaumont Foundation Pediatric Bike Day Beyond Basics
Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Blessed Birthdays
Blessings in a Backpack
Bloomfield Youth Assistance
Boys Hope Girls Hope – Detroit Bridgepointe Non-profit
Camp Casey
Canton Goodfellows
Care House of Oakland County
Child Safe of Michigan
Children of Fallen Patriots
Children’s Center of Wayne County Children’s Leukemia Foundation of MI. Christ Child House
City Missions Services
Cooke School
Cornerstone Schools
Courage for Cures

Detroit Children’s Fund
Detroit Cristo Rey High School
Detroit Police Athletic League
FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts
Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families
First Step -Western Wayne County Franny Strong Foundation
Genesis Church
GiGi’s Playhouse
Gilda’s Club
Gleaners Community Food Bank
Grace & Peace Community Church
Great Lakes Burn Camp
Kids Coalition Against Hunger
Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Judson Center
Kensington Church
Legal Aid for Children and Families at Beaumont Hospital
Lighthouse of Oakland County Lighthouse Path
Louisa Mae Alcott Elementary Coats for Kids Make a Wish Foundation
Matrix Human Services
Methodist Children’s Home Society Mittens for Detroit, Inc.

Miracle League of Plymouth
Oakland Family Services
Orchards Children’s Services
Our Special Needs
Penrickton Center for Blind Children Redford Brightmoor Initiative ROPARD Foundation
Seedlings Braille Books for Kids Sister Souls, Inc.
South Redford Foundation for Excellence Southwest Counseling Solutions
St. Vincent de Paul
Starfish Family Services
Sweet Dreamzzz
Ted Lindsay Foundation
Toys for Tots
University of Michigan – Camp Kesem Variety, the Children’s Charity
Vista Maria
W. Outer Drive Methodist Church

Birmingham Country Club
since 2017

Bloomfield Hills Country Club
since 2013

Country Club of Detroit
since 2013

Forest Lake Country Club
since 2019

Meadowbrook Country Club
since 2017

Participating Clubs

Oakland Hills Country Club
since 2012

Orchard Lake Country Club
Since 2018

Pine Lake Country Club
since 2012

Pine Lake Country Club
since 2012

Plum Hallow
since 2018

Red Run Golf Club
since 2014

Walnut Creek Country Club
since 2012

Western Golf and Country Club
since 2013

The Wyndgate CC
since 2019