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The Annual Carters Kids Golf, Dinner and Concert event will return to Lochenheath Golf Course on Friday, August 4th, 2017.
This year we are welcoming a gathering of HGTV hosts including Chris Grundy from his Cool Tools and DYI Dominator shows, Matt Muenster’s from HGTV and his shows including DIY Bath Crashers and BATHtastic series. Also, we are welcoming local Food Network and TC champion Mario Batali.
This annual event has had musicians from G Love to Matt Kearney and Martin Sexton perform the intimate setting and this year we are going big with a top Alternative Rock Indietronica band from Australia Atlas Genius. Atlas Genius has a sound driven from their influences including The Police, The Beatles, Death Cap for Cutie and Beck and now has millions of fans and YouTube likes. Grand Rapids, Michigan artists Vox Vidorra will open the show with their Irish indie/soul-combining sounds of Motown and Jazz.
Carter’s Kids was founded in 2006 by Traverse City Native, Carter Oosterhouse. Carter was born and raised on Old Mission Peninsula and graduated from Traverse City St. Francis High School and Central Michigan University. Carter moved to Los Angeles following graduation and has created a successful career hosting many Television shows such as Trading Spaces, Three Wishes on NBC, Carter Can and Red, Hot and Green for HGTV, Million Dollar Rooms for HGTV and is the current host for the hit ABC television show, The Great American Light Fight. In 2011, Carter married actress Amy Smart, who has starred in movies such as Road Trip, The Butterfly Effect, Just Friends, Crank 1 & 2 and many, many more. Carter and Amy maintain a vacation home in Traverse City, on Old Mission Peninsula and are owners of Bonobo Winery on Old Mission Peninsula.
Together, Carter and Amy have led the way in completing over 60 playgrounds in communities all over the United States. Carter’s Kids has also completed 8 playgrounds in Michigan and has reached an agreement with the State of Michigan, to build playgrounds in State Park locations in the future, including 4 in 2017. Carter’s Kids has also built playgrounds on such high-profile television shows as Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show and The Doctors show.
In 2017, Carter’s Kids is hosting it’s 7th Annual Carter’s Kids Charity Golf Event at Lochenheath Golf Club on Friday, August 4th. The event features golf, a cocktail party, dinner, silent auction and an after party complete with music. The past several years we have been able to completely sell out the golf foursomes and typically have an attendance of between 350-400 event guests, who enjoy the high level of attention that they receive by the Lochenheath Golf Club staff. Also, for HGTV and DIY Network fans, this year’s event is going to feature 2 of those TV network show hosts—Matt Muenster and Chris Grundy.
A VERY limited number of this year’s tickets are available for Atlas Genius—they are $35 and go on sale, Friday, July 14th at 11AM. Show time is 8PM on Friday, August 4. If interested in putting a golf team together for the day or attending the cocktail hour and dinner, please visit www.carters-kids.org for tickets and information.
Tickets and more information can be found on www.porterhousepresents.com
THE MISSION OF CARTER’S KIDS IS TO FIGHT THE EPIDEMIC OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY, BY ENCOURAGING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CHILDREN.