May 25, 2012
“Putting for Patriots” Event at Pirates Cove Adventure Park in Traverse City
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, in Traverse City, Michigan will host the 6th Annual “Putting for Patriots” fundraiser from Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. This national event will occur simultaneously at 33 Pirate’s Cove, Pirate’s Island and Jungle Golf miniature golf courses throughout the United States.
This May event will culminate on Memorial Day weekend and support three charities, which serve our wounded, their families and survivors of the fallen. These organizations include: “Hope For The Warriors”, “Homes for Our Troops” and “TAPS—Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.” Pirate’s Cove, Jungle Golf and Pirate’s Island will donate a percentage of their total sales on Saturday May 26th & Sunday, May 27th. In addition, from May 11 through May 28, each golf course will accept donations to be turned over to the three charities. Since its inception, this event has raised over $93,000.
“Memorial Day was specifically founded to remember those who died serving our nation,” notes Brad Graft, Pirate’s Cove Partner and Regional Director. “The Pirate’s Cove / Pirate’s Island family thought it appropriate to establish an annual event to serve charities that assist our living veterans and the survivors of fallen military members. These are men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”
Pirate’s Cove and Pirate’s Island operate 36 miniature golf courses throughout the United States. For more information, visit their Web sites at www.piratescove.com, www.piratesislandgolf.com, and www.junglegolfminigolf.com. Additional information on the above charities can be found by accessing their Web sites: www.hopeforthewarriors.org, www.homesforourtroops.org and www.taps.org.
May 11, 2012
Celebrate Spring with a Trip to the Farmers Market
The 2012 Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market season begins on Saturday, May 12. The market will run on Saturdays through October 27. The Wednesday market will begin on June 6 and run through September, with a short break during the National Cherry Festival. The Saturday market will now start at 7:30am to Noon, and Wednesdays starting at 8am. The Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market is located in the parking Lot B, across from Clinch Park on the Grandview Parkway in Downtown Traverse City.
The Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market continues to emphasize home grown products from the local area. Over 100 vendors and tens of thousands of patrons each year make the market the largest in Northwest Michigan and the best place to find locally-grown produce. Products available at the market include artisan bread, flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables, honey and eggs including some organic products.