AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DETROIT SELECT GOLF INVITATIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW PRESENTING SPONSOR ADIENT AND SECURES GOLF PRO RICK SMITH AS SPECIAL GUEST

  AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DETROIT SELECT GOLF INVITATIONAL

ANNOUNCES NEW PRESENTING SPONSOR, ADIENT

AND SECURES GOLF PRO RICK SMITH AS SPECIAL GUEST

SOUTHFIELD, MICH., May 18, 2017 – The American Cancer Society announced today that Adient, the world’s leading automotive seating and interiors supplier, will serve as presenting sponsor of its premier golf fundraising event, the Detroit Select Golf Invitational held on Monday, July 10 at Oakland Hills Country Club.

Adient is proud to be the presenting sponsor for this event supporting the American Cancer Society. Many of our employees and their family members have been affected by cancer in one way or another. This collaboration allows Adient to dedicate our time and effort to the fight against cancer alongside the ACS,” said John Moulton, vice president of Adient.

The event will also welcome Golf Pro Rick Smith, named one of Golf Digest’s top 10 golf instructors in the world, as a special guest. Smith, CEO and President of Rick Smith Enterprises, Inc., has achieved great success in golf as a teacher, designer, communicator and visionary. He is regarded as one of the PGA tour’s best “sounding boards” for swing advice, serving as coach to some of the most accomplished golfers in the world who have collectively won 8 major golf championships including Phil Mickelson, (Four-Time Major Winner), Lee Janzen (Two-Time U.S. Open Champion), Rocco Mediate (2016 PGA Senior Champion) and Jack Nicklaus (1993 US Open Champion). Smith has also won dozens of awards and accolades for his skill as a golf course designer.

Over 200 golfers are expected to attend the event, featuring 18 holes of golf on Oakland Hills North and South Courses, award opportunities for top teams, a cocktail reception and silent auction. In addition to presenting sponsor, Adient, Detroit Select Golf Invitational major sponsors include Dana Incorporated, Ernst & Young LLP, SKF, and Toyota.

Detroit Select has raised over $1.7 million since its inception in 2003.  All money raised at the event benefits the American Cancer Society’s work to fund cancer research, provide programs and services for cancer patients, and support cancer prevention and early detection. In the last two decades, cancer deaths have dropped by 22 percent or 1.5 million lives were saved from cancer that would have otherwise been lost to the disease.

                Limited space is still available for sponsorships. Sponsorships start at $5,000 for a foursome. Contact Heather Crowley for more information at heather.crowley@cancer.org or call 248.663.3468.

About American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.