Fresh air and fairways for annual golf fundraiser

A golf ball approaches a hole on the golf course

2020 has not afforded us many times to gather as a community, so the annual Corcoran House Golf Scramble was particularly special this year.

The yearly fundraiser for Corcoran House took place on Sept.17 at The Fortress Golf Course in beautiful Frankenmuth. This was the 30th Annual Golf Scramble and it was one to remember.

This annual tournament supports Holy Cross Services’ Corcoran House. Named to honor the Corcoran family and their commitment to helping those in Michigan who need support, Corcoran House serves children in foster care.

Located in Mount Morris, MI, Corcoran House is a residential facility for boys 12-17 years old who need behavioral stabilization. These young boys receive treatment in the forms of individual, group, and family therapy; education; recreation, and life skills training. Staff at Corcoran House also provides the boys with tools to manage emotions, thoughts, and feelings so that they might learn to make better behavioral choices.

An Honorable Guest

This year’s charity golf event was particularly memorable for its special guest: Medal of Honor Recipient James McCloughan.

Mr. McCloughan received the Medal of Honor in July 2017 after distinguishing himself in the United States Army. A varsity athlete, he was drafted to the service in 1968 and became a combat medic treating the wounded in Viet Nam. He was injured multiple times at a battle near Tam Kỳ  but refused evacuation and risked his life while continuing to treat wounded soldiers.

Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. McCloughan returned to his birthplace of South Haven, MI where he went on to become a respected high school teacher and coach. (More on McCloughan’s acts of bravery)  Mr. McCloughan honored our guests and our country by singing the national anthem at this year’s fundraiser.

James McCloughan

Generous Donations Despite COVID

“We raised $20,000 that day,” said Martin Corcoran, President of Wolverine Fire Protection and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Corcoran, after whom our treatment facility is named.

“We are very happy with the results,” he said. “Especially with the impact COVID-19 has had on Michigan businesses and families.”

Holy Cross Services is immensely grateful to all who participated in this fantastic event and we look forward to joining everyone again next year!

To learn more about what we do at Holy Cross Services to help Michigan children and youth to overcome a history of trauma, neglect and behavioral issues, please visit our Child Welfare site.