High 5ive: Drew Stanton Foundation was created to improve the quality of life for all people with varying disabilities through raising public awareness and inspiring individuals toward achieving personal goals which at one time seemed unattainable. Established in 2008, The High 5ive Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity which prides itself in unique fund raising opportunities.
Drew Stanton's 10th Annual Celebrity Golf Outing and Charity Auction is this weekend! He called Mornings @ Large to talk about the event, all the great things it helps to do, how we can help and more. Drew even let us know which is better...the Polish Boy or the Detroit Coney?!? Take a listen to the interview!
Drew Stanton's 10th annual golf outing is on June 15 at Hawk Hollow in East Lansing, the biggest fundraiser his foundation has. It’s complete with plenty of big names from Michigan State and the NFL, as Stanton has created an event not like most others. “Each hole had some kind of different theme or setup or something that is intriguing and not your typical golf outing,” Stanton said “That’s why I think we’ve been able to have such success.”The setup is hardly typical, and it’s one he took from former Lions teammate Mike Furrey, who started the golf outing that Stanton took over and turned into his own. At each hole, local sponsors help make things unique. In the past there has been a hole with five massage therapists to offer some relaxation for each group coming through while others have had catered meals from the likes of Chipotle and Pizza House and others have had cigars and drinks.“It’s really all-encompassing and appeals to many crowds and that was kind of the whole thing I wanted,” Stanton said. “It’s not about if you can play golf. If you can, that’s great, you’ll find competitive people. But it’s more so about what we’re trying to accomplish.”