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Dateline: June 17, 2009
McCarty Metro Reporter:
Chuck Pottenger


Over the years, the family has been a major contributor to the Lupus Alliance, raising nearly $250,000 for lupus services, support and research. The Lupus Alliance is the sole nonprofit source for the estimated 50,000 lupus patients in Michigan. The organizations efforts are largely dependent on revenue generated at fundraisers and the support of families like the McCarty’s.

This year with the help of several family members and the dedicated hard work of Laura Bosart we are happy to report that the 14th Annual Dan McCarty Golf Classic was a huge success. For the first time in several years the event was completely sold out a week before the event.

Some of the Major Sponsors were:
Audi $5000
UHY $2500
Bosart Family Group $2000
Radiant Image Photography $2000 In-Kind Donation
Beringia LLC $1500
Howard & Howard $1000
T-Sign Sponsors $2800 

The day’s activities included the golf outing won by the Sidor family long time friends of the McCarty family. Raffle prizes, betting holes, a silent auction and a live auction by professional auctioneer Charles Wikens were added features of this year’s event. A presentation by Lupus board member Pamela Ayres was followed by Bob Balch’s rendition of Danny Boy which always brings tears to the crowd. Professional photographers were all over the course provided by Radiant Image Photography capturing all the great and not so great shots. Look for a slide show soon to be published.

All expectations were surpassed setting a new record raising $35,808 for the day. After the expenses of nearly $12,000 for golf & luncheon fees are taken out nearly $24,000 was donated to the Lupus Alliance of America Michigan Indiana Affiliate.

Many people never knew Dan suffered from lupus. The family saw the challenging times for Danny. He endured a Kidney transplant and hip replacement at 32 years old due to bone deterioration from the meds and his relapses. The funds raised go to helping to find a cure and help people in need in our community. It is a comfort to know that his spirit is alive and burns bright in the many people that Dan touched.

Next year will mark the 15th year of the DMGC. Plans are already underway to host the biggest event ever. The goal is to sell out the entire golf course adding 18 more teams for a total of 216 golfers filling all 27 holes on the course. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 5, 2010 as you won’t want to miss this celebration! 

Congratulations To The 2009 Champions - Team Sidor

Daniel J. McCarty
August 4, 1955 - May 25, 1996


Thank you for joining us and being part of our celebration of DJ's life. Not a day goes by that I do not think about my brother. He was truly a great man, son, and brother.

Losing someone close makes you appreciate the small things in life too. I sometimes feel sorry that he is not here to enjoy them with me. Whether it is a Red Wings playoff game, a good time golf scramble, a bad joke, you name it, I am saddened I can't share it with him. Things like that make me glad that I have a lot of great memories with DJ. He coached my baseball team growing up, he helped me in college, and he mentored me in business. He made me laugh, he made me think, and he helped make me who I am today.

I guess this is just a reminder to spend some real time with those that are important to you, enjoy the small stuff, tell them thank you for being part of your life, and share a bad joke with them. Someday you may look back on those tiny moments, and they will become some of your most enjoyable, endearing memories.


AUDI OF AMERICA - Jeff Kuhlman

UHY Advisors - Steve McCarty
Beringea LLC - Dave Eberly
The Bosart Group - Rob Bosart

Radiant Image Photography - Angela Halopulos

Bieske & Associates - JB Bieske
Wendt Brothers - In Memory of Christopher Wendt
Rochester Advanced Dentistry Doolin and Haddad
Playmakers Haircuts for Men Rochester
Pure Rejuvenation - Dr. Myra Danish
Straight Up Pictures - Eric Swan
Bradric Productions - Brad Savage
Seyburn Cahn Bess Sirlin
Mr. Gilbert Cox Jr.
Hamlin Pubs - Ms. Shannon Toner
Belmont Equipment and Technologies - Bob lantelli
Warner Norcross and Judd - Jim Romzek
VMC Technologies - Tansil Avci
Delta Industrial Group - Robert Grucz
Howard & Howard - Joe DeVito

Guest Speaker: Pamela Ayres - Auctioneer: Charles Wickins
Singer: Robert Balch - Best Girl: Laura Bosart

An old Irishman once told me... "Never leave an Irishman in mid-drink - You might miss the inspiration"

Danny Boy...

Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling 
Tis you must go, 'tis you must go and I must bide

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow 
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
Tis I'll be there in sunshine or in shadow 
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so

But if you come and all the flowers are dying
If I am dead, as dead I may well be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say and "ave" there for me

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my grave shall warm and sweeter be
If you will bend and tell me that you love me
Then I will sleep in peace until you come to me

Wherever you go and whatever you do, 
May the luck of the Irish be there with you.


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