Members and Staff have embraced the Eagles for Children Charity transforming the lives of local children in need. This year we raised $32,196 for 7 local charities. That is 66 eagles from 200 participating members!

Thank you to the Members for sponsoring the applications received.

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

Wish Upon a Teen

Awarded Program: Project Design my Room will benefit 8 children facing an extended hospitalization situation due to severe illness, organ transplant, or related treatments. This project will provide room makeovers for their hospital rooms.


Life Remodeled Detroit

Awarded Program: Safe spaces for academic support at the Durfee Innovation Society (“DIS”). DISwas established to provide opportunities to Detroiters, especially the students, living in the community surrounding Defree Elementary-Middle School. Volunteers and some tenants in the 143,000 SF home will be facilitating a number of supplemental academic programs during the 2020-2021 school year. The plan is to transform the pool area into a youth-centered program area to support these activities.


The Bottomless Toy Chest

Awarded Program: Tons of toys holiday event. Unique holiday event created for all of our Michigan hospital partners. Work closely with the pediatric hematology/ oncology staff to plan a day where volunteers and staff dress in festive reindeer and elf wear and arrive at each hospital with a truckload of toys, crafts, & treats.


Ted Lindsey Foundation

Awarded Program: Lifelab Kids Scholarships. The program will provide scholarships for recreational and music therapies, technology/ virtual reality, and social labs. Located in Ferndale, LifeLab Kids serves children and young adults between the ages of 18 months and 20 years with autism, down syndrome as well as other medical, physical, and mental health disorders.


The Judson Center

Awarded Program: Family Together Building Solutions program provides short-term, in-home interventions for 3 months for struggling families who have been referred to state agencies or schools. Families have been referred due to low to moderate risk protective services complaints, family instability due to income or housing, or school challenges with a child such as academic failure conduct or truancy.


Genesis Church

Awarded Program: During the 2019-2020-year, Oakland County Schools reported roughly 2500 homeless students. Over 75% of these students live doubled up with others. Working with the Oakland County Task Force, Pontiac High School Caseworkers and the Pontiac Schools Hispanic outreach coordinator the grant will provide support to kids in poverty and facing potential homelessness.


Redford Brightmoore

Awarded Program: Annual One Stop Shop. Annual event on 12/5 which provides blankets and pillows, small household appliances, coats and mittens, a bag full of groceries, toys, etc. Families will be able to choose new toys and stockings for their children. After they “shop” they will be given a hot family size meal and be entertained by carolers as they exit the building.

Eagles for Children have raised a total of $2.2 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 $2 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

Girls Matter/Kids Empower
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

Participating Clubs

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


Oakland Hills Country Club
since 2012


Orchard Lake Country Club
Since 2018


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