19th annual Chieftain Golf Outing at Indian Lake Hills June 16

Published 1:30 pm Monday, June 6, 2022

DOWAGIAC — The 19th annual Chieftain Golf Outing is set for June 16 at Indian Lakes Hills Golf Course in Eau Claire.

The annual fundraiser for the Dowagiac Athletic Department and Dowagiac Union School’s Foundation has raised more than $500,000 in its 18 years. The 2020 outing was canceled due to COVID-19. Last year’s outing raised $44,000.

The Chieftain Golf Outing started in 2004 with the goal of raising between $15,000 and $20,000. Former Chicago Bears great Gale Sayers played in the inaugural outing.

Along with 18 holes of golf at Indian Lake Hills, there is a hole-in-one contest, longest drive and closest to the pin contests for both men and women, mulligans, a silent auction, cookout and beverages, along with raffles and prizes.

There are still openings to play in this year’s event. The cost is $500 per team, which consists of four players. Individuals may also register for the event at $125 per person.

For more information, contact Dowagiac Athletic Director Brent Nate at (269) 782-4470.

Sponsorships are also still available. They are:


Platinum Level Sponsor $2,000 and above

At the platinum level, businesses will be recognized during the reception following the outing and on signage at the registration area, will be included in all district-wide publicity, and the entry for one foursome for each $1,000 contributed will be paid.


Gold Level Sponsor $1,000

Same as the Platinum Level, but only one foursome included.


Scholarship Hole Sponsor $500

As an athletic scholarship hole sponsor, businesses will provide one qualifying Dowagiac student-athlete a college scholarship to be awarded at the annual All-Sports Banquet. Businesses will be recognized at the presentation of the scholarship, as well as with signage at one of the holes and the registration area.


Silver Level Sponsor $250 

At the silver level, businesses will be a sponsor in the longest drive, closest to pin or hole-in-one contests.


Bronze Level Sponsor $100

At the bronze level, a business will be named on one of the 18 holes as a Hole Sponsor.


Alumni Sponsor $100

Same benefits as bronze level.