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Swing to Cure Diabetes 2024 Golf Outing

Swing to Cure Diabetes was founded by former University of Michigan football player and Varnum attorney Rich Hewlett and his late wife, Chris. The couple began raising money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research after their son, Jeffrey, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 24 years ago.

For the second year in a row, we will have current Wolverine football players in attendance for meet and greets, as well as photos with foursomes – stay tuned for our official announcement later this year.

Outing Details

Date:Monday, June 10, 2024
Time:8:00 a.m. check-in, refreshments and team photos
8:45 a.m. introductory remarks
9:00 a.m. shotgun start
Location:University of Michigan Golf Course
500 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cost:$425 per golfer
Payment remittance deadline of Friday, May 31, 2024


All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the JDRF Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan.

The $425 Golfer Package includes:

  • 18 holes of golf on the exceptional University of Michigan Golf Course
  • Complimentary breakfast refreshments
  • Boxed lunch
  • Dinner at the Clubhouse
  • Golf cart
  • Putting green
  • Golfer’s gift pack
  • Complimentary beverage coupons
  • Awards
  • Live and silent auction
  • Prizes
  • Fun with new and old friends

** Refunds cannot be issued for any portion of the event that is unable to be held due to inclement weather.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Tournament Sponsor - $15,000

  • Eight complimentary player passes
  • Logo recognition as Tournament Underwriter
  • Acknowledgement at dinner reception
  • Opportunity to display two company supplied banners during golf outing
  • Opportunity for on-site representation and product sampling
  • Top logo recognition on all golf course holes
  • Four hole signs

Platinum Sponsor - $12,500

  • Four complimentary player passes
  • Logo recognition
  • Acknowledgement at dinner reception
  • Opportunity to display one company supplied banner during golf outing
  • Opportunity for on-site representation and product sampling
  • Logo recognition on golf course holes
  • Three hole signs

Gold Sponsor - $5,500

  • Two complimentary player passes
  • Logo recognition
  • Acknowledgement at dinner reception
  • Two hole signs

Silver Sponsor - $3,000

  • One complimentary player pass
  • Acknowledgement at dinner reception
  • One hole sign

Food and Beverage Sponsor - $1,500

Hole Sponsor - $500

Dinner Only - $200

Alternative Donation Opportunity

If your are unable to sponsor this year but would still like to make a donation to accelerate scientific discovery for Type 1 Diabetes, donations may be made online or by mail.

Donate Online: To submit your donation online, please click here.

Donate by Mail: To submit your donation by mail, download and complete the donation form.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

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About Type 1 Diabetes

There are two major types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. Type 1 diabetes usually strikes in childhood, adolescence, or young adulthood, but lasts a lifetime. People with type 1 diabetes must take multiple injections of insulin daily or continuous infusions of insulin through a pump just to survive.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 (juvenile) diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

For more information about diabetes and the JDRF visit the websites of JDRF and the JDRF Metro Detroit & Southeast Michigan Chapter.

JDRF Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan

The JDRF Center of Excellence at the University of Michigan concentrates to yield safer day-to-day diabetes management and improved health for persons with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The partnership with JDRF strengthens our research enterprise and provides clinicians, scientists and innovators at both institutions an opportunity to cross collaborate and share discoveries, harnessing the power of expertise at the University of Michigan. The four projects within the Center focus on:

  • Determine the optimal metabolic environment for beta cell function in people who receive replacement therapy
  • Develop patient-specific profiles and advanced algorithms to guide tailored artificial pancreas technology to improve time-in-range and reduce low blood-sugar events 
  • Identify predictive markers and therapeutic targets for T1D complications
  • Discover the relationship between metabolic profiles, brain function, and psychosocial stress, to minimize the burden of mental health complications in T1D

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