The fourth annual CHAMPS for Mott Culinary Gala and Golf Outing saw record number of attendees, as the weekend raised over $580,000 for pediatric research at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Nearly 500 guests enjoyed a strolling dinner by world-renowned Michigan chefs at the Culinary Gala on Saturday, May 20, inside the Delta Air Lines hangar. U-M alumnus David Burtka hosted an exciting evening during which guests had the opportunity to hear from our brave Little Victors and their families. David noted the important role philanthropy plays in moving medicine forward at Mott.

On Monday, May 22, 120 golfers took to the course at Oakland Hills Country Club to enjoy a beautiful day of golf alongside 12-time PGA Tour winner Justin Leonard. Justin shared his family’s personal connection to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and reiterated the importance of supporting the critical work that takes place there. Thank you to all our generous sponsors and supporters for making this year such a success.


2017 CHAMPS for Mott Culinary Gala


2017 CHAMPS for Mott Golf Outing



Dominic Vicari & Jim Oppat
Detroit, MI

U-M Ross School of Business

John Miller
Ann Arbor, MI

Bearclaw Coffee

Debi Scroggins
Pinckney, MI

Bistro 82

Derik Watson
Royal Oak, MI

Black Pearl

James Wilhelm*
Ann Arbor, MI

Foley Fish

Bill Gerencer
Boston, MA

Grey Ghost

John Vermiglio
Detroit, MI

La Dulce

Hector Sanz & Juan Carlos Negrete
Royal Oak, MI

Moveable Feast

Erica Halsey & Rebecca Flack*
Manchester, MI

Petey\'s Donuts

Eric & Lisa Petersen*
Brooklyn, MI

Rock City Eatery

Nikita Sanches*
Detroit, MI

The Root

Nick Rodgers*
White Lake, MI

Slows Bar-B-Q

Brian Perrone
Detroit, MI

Slurping Turtle

Takashi Yagihashi
Chicago, IL

The Franklin & Stella

Myles Anton
Traverse City, MI

The Wooden Spoon

Steve Pilon
Brighton, MI


Samy Rashed
Lansing, MI

Zingerman's Roadhouse

Alex Young
Ann Arbor, MI