Detroit Free Press Marathon 2022 Registration Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s will be a charity partner for the 2022 Detroit Free Press Marathon. Registration opens January 1, 2021. Race weekend will be October 14-16, 2022 and includes the following distances:

  • Full Marathon 26.2 Miles
  • International Half-Marathon 13.1 Miles
  • U.S.-Only Half-Marathon 13.1 Miles
  • Marathon Relay (Complete the marathon with friends!)
  • Competitive 1-Mile
  • 5K
  • And the Meijer Kids Fun Run!
  • Virtual options

You can sign up for any of these distances and raise funds for the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s while you train/race! All races will have a virtual run option as well. Early bird pricing is from January 1- March 1, 2022 and prices increase March 2, 2022. Please remember to choose the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s as your charity when you sign up! All members of the Team 23 running team who raise a minimum of $500 on a fundraising platform provided by the Detroit Free Press Marathon will receive a Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s dri-fit shirt!

You can see full event details at: https://www.freepmarathon.com/

For a recap of Team23 at the 2021 Detroit Free Press Marathon click here.

We hope you will join us by running together in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. For further questions please email team23@kirkgibsonfoundation.org

World Parkinson’s Day Virtual Spin Class

April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day

Please join us on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at noon ET, in honoring World Parkinson’s Day with sweatconnected. This will be a 45 minute indoor cycling class via Zoom led by Danielle Devine-Baum set to some great music! Don’t have a bike? Please run, row or dance with us! All proceeds from this class go to the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s. You can reserve a spot for $23 here.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month:

  • Over 10 million people in the world are diagnosed with Parkinson’s – 1 million in the U.S.
  • Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement; symptoms worsen as the disease progresses over time. Common symptoms include cogwheel rigidity, slowness in movement, tremors, and postural instability.
  • Average age of diagnosis is 58.
  • Parkinson’s Disease is 1.5x more likely in males than females
  • The economic burden of Parkinson’s is $14.4 Billion/year in the U.S. (this may be higher now due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • The Parkinson’s community has struggled over the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to people with Parkinson’s missing some of their therapies due to closures, or struggling with virtual options. These circumstances, for many, have accelerated their decline.

Sixth Annual Golf Classic

Please join us for the fifth annual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic. Over the last 4 years we have raised over $700,000 to fund programs to benefit Parkinson’s patients and to provide research grants to find help a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. 

SIXTH ANNUAL
KIRK GIBSON
GOLF CLASSIC

The Kirk Gibson Golf Classic is now SOLD OUT.

Registration Closed

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Please join us for the sixth annual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic. Over the last 4 years we have raised more than $1,000,000 to fund programs to benefit Parkinson’s patients and to provide research grants to find help a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. 

DATE & TIME

Date: August 22, 2022

Shotgun Start: 10 AM

EVENT CONTACT

For any questions please contact us at golf@kirkgibsonfoundation.org or call 313-331-0330 or call Kim at (313)-643-0474.

LOCATION

The Wyndgate Country Club

1975 W Gunn Rd

Rochester Hills, MI 48306

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

For information regarding the 2022 sponsorship packages please email golf@kirkgibsonfoundation.org

 

GOLD: $25,000

Sold Out

  • Includes two (2) foursomes*
  • Logo recognition on the Kirk Gibson for Parkinson’s website
  • On-site recognition as Gift Sponsor during event
  • Recognition at Awards dinner
  • Hole signage recognition on course

VIDEO BOARD: $15,000

Sold Out

  • Sponsor our High Definition Video Board Display set up on the driving range to show videos, live auction and other activities throughout the day.
  • Logo shown on Video Board throughout golf event
  • Includes one (1) foursome*
  • Logo recognition on the Kirk Gibson for Parkinson’s website
  • On-site recognition as Video Board Sponsor during event
  • Recognition at Awards dinner
  • Hole signage recognition on course
 

GIFT: $10,000

Sold Out

  • Golfer gift with your company logo included
  • Includes one (1) foursome*
  • Logo recognition on the Kirk Gibson for Parkinson’s website
  • On-site recognition as Gift Sponsor during event
  • Recognition at Awards dinner
  • Hole signage recognition on course

GOLF BALL: $10,000

Sold Out

  • Golf balls with your company logo included
  • Includes one (1) foursome*
  • Logo recognition on the Kirk Gibson for Parkinson’s website
  • On-site recognition as Gift Sponsor during event
  • Recognition at Awards dinner
  • Hole signage recognition on course

CORPORATE (WYNDGATE): $5,000

Sold Out

  • Includes one (1) foursome* on the Wyndgate golf course
  • Logo recognition on the Kirk Gibson for Parkinson’s website
  • Hole signage recognition on course
  • Recognition in event program

CORPORATE (Westwynd): $3,500

Sold Out

  • Includes one (1) foursome* on the Westwynd golf course
  • Logo recognition on the Kirk Gibson for Parkinson’s website
  • Hole signage recognition on course
  • Recognition in event program
 
*FOURSOME INCLUDES:
  • 18 holes of golf on your assigned course
  • Buffet breakfast at the Wyndgate clubhouse
  • Lunch on the course
  • Buffet dinner at the Wyndgate clubhouse
  • Open bar
  • Golf Classic Golfer Gift Package
  • Subject to change pending Covid-19 guidelines.

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Royal Park Hotel 248-652-2600 Rooms start at $169 for Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s for Sunday 8/21/22
    • Special rate valid until July 27, 2022, after that current market rate will be applied pending availability
  • Auburn Hills Marriott Rooms start at $119 for Sunday 8/21/22 – Click Here To Reserve Your Room
    •  Special rate valid until August 5, 2022, after that current market rate will be applied pending availability

PAYMENTS

Make checks payable and mail to:

The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s

5700 Crooks Rd., Suite 102

Troy, MI 48098

Attn: Carol Ventimiglia

 

We will be reserving a limited number of rooms at the Royal Park Hotel.
Please call 800-339-2761 to reserve your room and please reference the Kirk Gibson Foundation when calling.

Virtual EVSP® Kirk Gibson Golf Classic

close up of golf ball on tee at Kirk Gibson Golf Classic.

Please join us for the fifth annual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic. Over the last 4 years we have raised over $700,000 to fund programs to benefit Parkinson’s patients and to provide research grants to find help a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. 

Virtual EVSP®
Kirk Gibson
Golf Classic

July 30 – August 9th 2021

Can’t join our Kirk Gibson Golf Classic in person? Please join us remotely on July 30 – August 9 for a round of golf from the course of your choice for the Virtual EVSP® Kirk Gibson Golf Classic! You choose the course and your time and stay connected with us via the 18Birdies App.

  • Participants receive a Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag
  • Participants receive a link to the 5th Annual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic auction on August 23rd.

Feeling Competitive? Join our tournament via the 18Birdies app- the leaderboard will be updated throughout the weekend. This will be a scramble format.

  • Prize will be a foursome spot at the Fifth Annual Kirk Gibson Golf Classic at the Wyndgate Country Club on August 23, 2021 and will be awarded to the foursome that beats Kirk Gibson and his team by the most strokes. Should there be a tie, a group will be drawn at random. Winning foursome is responsible for transportation to/accommodations for the event.

Here’s how to join! All Sponsors will receive recognition on the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s website. You can sign up on GiveSmart.*

  • Base Hit ($23): receives a Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift and online auction access**
  • Home Run ($92): 1 foursome-  each golfer will receive the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag and online auction access**
  • Grand Slam ($230): 1 foursome – each golfer will receive the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag (with extra swag!) and auction access**
  • Walk-Off ($1,000): 1 foursome – each golfer will receive the Kirk Gibson Golf Classic gift bag (with extra swag!) and auction access** and ONE autographed baseball per foursome.

*Virtual golf outing fees do not include golf course greens fees.

**Auction to be held on August 23, 2021 on the GiveSmart platform.

If you have any questions please email golf@kirkgibsonfoundation.org

You can see a recap of the 2020 Virtual EVSP® Kirk Gibson Golf Classic here!

Proceeds from this event will be used in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease.