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Varnum Attorney Organizes Swing to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing; U of M Football Celebs to Participate

May 6, 2011

Varnum is the lead sponsor of the third annual Swing to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing to jointly benefit the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is set for Monday, May 16.

The outing will be held at the University of Michigan Golf Course and includes 18 holes of golf, a boxed lunch and dinner as well as competitions, prizes and gifts. The event also features a live and silent auction. All net proceeds benefit Type 1 Diabetes research.

Expected to attend the event is University of Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, former head coach Gary Moeller and Cathy Schembechler.

Swing to Cure Diabetes was founded by former University of Michigan football player and Varnum attorney Rich Hewlett and his wife, Chris. The couple has worked to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes after their son, Jeffrey, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 12 years ago.

Hewlett is a trial attorney who lives and works in Southeast Michigan. He has extensive experience in construction law, business litigation and disputes, contracts and sports law.

Spots are limited to 140 golfers. For more information about how to play, sponsor or register, visit

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