2019 VAI Golf Outing


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2019 VAI Golf Outing

September 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Please join us Monday, September 16, for Van Andel Institute’s 12th annual golf outing at Wuskowhan Players Club! Proceeds benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute. This year’s golf outing will feature special guest Mike Knuble.

The 2019 VAI Golf Outing is sold out. Tee sponsorships are still available. Please click the button below to learn more. 

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Special Guest: Mike Knuble


Silent Auction

Drone Drop Prizes

Host Committee

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A 1997-98 Stanley Cup champion with the Detroit Red Wings and veteran of 1,068 NHL games, Mike Knuble earned his first Calder Cup in 2017 as a member of the Griffins’ coaching staff. He returns for his sixth season as an assistant coach, having helped guide the team to the playoffs in each of his first five years.

Knuble, a native of Kentwood, Mich., logged 16 NHL seasons after being drafted by Detroit in the fourth round (76th overall) of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. The 46-year-old made his NHL debut with the Red Wings in 1996-97 and capped off three seasons in the organization by helping the team win its second straight Cup in 1998, before playing for the New York Rangers (1998-00), Boston Bruins (1999-04), Philadelphia Flyers (2005-09; 2012-13) and Washington Capitals (2009-12).

Born in Toronto, Knuble led the East Kentwood High School Falcons to a Michigan state championship in 1990 and eventually played four seasons at the University of Michigan (1991-95). He even logged one game with the Griffins on Jan. 23, 2013, becoming just the second Greater Grand Rapids native to play for the team.

A 2014 inductee of the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame and a member of the Griffins Youth Foundation’s board of directors, Knuble resides in East Grand Rapids with his wife, Megan, and their three children, Cam, Anna and Cole.

10:00 a.m.
Registration, range opens and continental breakfast

11:30 a.m.
Shotgun start and boxed lunches in carts

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Cocktail reception

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Donated by Arcadia Bluffs
Arcadia Bluffs foursome including golf cart.
Value — $800

Donated by Egypt Valley Country Club
Egypt Valley foursome including golf cart.
Value — $400

Donated by Secrest Wardle
Golf for three with a member at Oakland Hills Country Club preceded by lunch at the Hagan Grill and drinks on the veranda after golf.
Value — $900

Donated by Thornapple Golf Club
Thornapple foursome including golf cart.
Value — $260

Donated by Watermark Properties
Four rounds of golf including golf cart at Watermark, StoneWater or Sunnybrook courses.
Value — $175

Donated by Mike Knuble
Variety of hockey merchandise signed by Mike Knuble.

Donated by Hawk Hollow Golf Properties
Four golfers play for the price of two at Eagle Eye or Hawk Hollow. Buy two rounds, get two rounds free.
Value — $190

Donated by Hawk Hollow Golf Properties
Hawk Hollow twosome including golf cart.
Value — TBD

Donated by Wuskowhan Players Club
Wuskowhan foursome including golf cart.
Value — $800

Tim Long

Deb Kailunas

Brian & Lori VanderBaan

Carol Van Andel

Dave & Beth Van Portfliet

Take I-196 W toward Holland. Exit the Holland/Zeeland EXIT 55. Merge onto US-31 N toward Muskegon. Continue for 6.7 miles. Turn a Michigan-Left onto US-31 S and turn RIGHT onto Port Sheldon Street. Travel Port Sheldon Street for 1.8 miles. Turn RIGHT onto 152nd Avenue for 0.5 miles. Turn LEFT onto Blair Street. Travel 1.1 miles and arrive at Wuskowhan Players Club, 16111 Blair Street, West Olive, Michigan.

ROUTE 2 – no highway travel
Travel SW on Grandville Avenue/I-196 BR. I-196 BR becomes Chicago Drive SW. Turn RIGHT on Port Sheldon Street. Travel 16.6 miles. Turn RIGHT onto 152nd Avenue for 0.5 miles. Turn LEFT onto Blair Street. Travel 1.1 miles and arrive at Wuskowhan Players Club, 16111 Blair Street, West Olive, Michigan.

Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information.

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September 16, 2019
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Wuskowhan Players Club
16111 Blair St
West Olive, MI 49460 United States
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