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Jenoptik’s first ever golf charity event benefits Rainbow Connection in Michigan

Golf charity event raises 10,551 US dollars to fulfill wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.

Golf Charity Event benefits Rainbow Connection

Jenoptik Automotive in Rochester Hills held its first ever golf charity event to benefit the Rainbow Connection of Michigan. The Rainbow Connection is a 501c3 non-profit, dedicated to fulfilling wishes for children in the State of Michigan with life threatening illnesses.

The golf event was held on Monday, September 17th, and was attended by numerous vendors, customers, and employees. The event kicked off at 10am in the morning at the Oakhurst Country Club, located in Clarkston, MI (just north of Rochester Hills). Employee volunteers were on site helping sign golfers in, selling raffle tickets for the fundraising portion and more. Nature luckily held off on rain for the day, leading to a sunny, fun filled day for all 104 participating golfers. Golfers spent about 6 hours chasing golf balls around all 18 holes.

A raffle fundraiser was held during the dinner portion of the outing. In the end, the event generated $10,551.72 USD for the charity, allowing sponsorship of two different program participants.

“We would like to thank all guests and donors for their contribution to making the golf event such a success. We look forward to participating in future charity events that have an impact on local communities around the area”, says Keith LaPointe, VP of Jenoptik’s BU Laser Processing, North America (see picture).

Picture, from left: Keith LaPointe (VP of Jenoptik's Laser Processing business unit in North America), Kelly Davis (Purchasing Specialist), Brenda Moore (Rainbow Connection), Susan Hecker (Jenoptik HR Director), Sandi Spiegel (Office manager).

About Jenoptik

As a global technology group, Jenoptik divides its activities three segments: Optics & Life Science, Mobility and Defense & Civil Systems. With its Automotive division in the Mobility segment, Jenoptik is one of the leading manufacturers of metrology, laser and automation technology products and solutions for the automotive industry.


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