The J’s Dr. Larry D. Sills Memorial Golf Classic, generously endowed by the Sills family

In memory of Dr. Larry D. Sills, to benefit youth programs at The J.

This event will feature a food truck lunch, 18-hole golf outing, a cocktail hour, BBQ dinner, and online auction. The Dr. Larry D. Sills Golf Classic & Dinner is an opportunity to come together and support youth programs at The J.

Come enjoy a round of golf and stay for dinner OR join us in the evening for cocktails and dinner.


Monday, June 24, 2024 
11:00 a.m. Registration and Lunch 
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
5:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
6:00 p.m. Dinner

Not able to swing by? Not to worry. You can still show your support by participating in our event’s online auction. Place your bids on luxury golf vacations, spa packages, family experiences and more.

place your bids

About our 2024 honoree, Samantha Foon

Sam Foon

Samantha Foon’s involvement at The J began in 2017 when she and her husband, Michael, enrolled in JBaby leading up to the birth of their twins, Riley and Easton. Samantha has been a fixture at The J ever since, joining the Board of Directors and JFamily Advisory Board and planning numerous events over the years. She currently sits on The J’s Board of Directors as the Vice President of Family Programming.

In addition to Samantha’s positions at The J, she serves on the NEXTGen Detroit Executive Board as a Campaign Vice President. During her tenure with NEXTGen, she has planned a variety of events, including co-chairing the first annual Herzl Society dinner and twice co-chairing Epic. She is also a Women’s Philanthropy Executive Board Member and an Associate Co-Chair of Young Women’s Philanthropy. Samantha is a co-chair of ORT’s annual family fundraiser, Camp Hermelin; serves on the board of Taproots, Camp Walden’s nonprofit foundation; and is very involved in the PTO at her children’s school.

On a national level, Samantha is a member of National Young Leadership Cabinet and serves as a class Co-Chair. In 2023, she was part of a committee that brought the NYLC Annual Retreat to Detroit to showcase our community to over 300 young Jewish leaders from around the country.

Samantha is a contributing writer for the Detroit Jewish News. She publishes a monthly column focusing on volunteer opportunities and creates video and print content as “Yenta Girl.” On a given day, you can find her volunteering her time around town at Friendship Circle, Yad Ezra, Brilliant Detroit, and other non-profits. She is also an active member of Temple Israel.

Samantha has made it her mission to make a positive impact on the metro Detroit Jewish community. She is actively involved in countless organizations and is always finding innovative, valuable ways to help others.

The J is honored to recognize her extraordinary dedication at this year’s Larry D. Sills Memorial Golf Classic & Dinner.

Sills Golf Outing

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors, including honorees Hannah and Adam Kessler.

The Sills Family • SLI Medical • Verified Health • J. Rieger & Co. • Civic Companies • USI, Paula & Lou Glazier • BLG CFO Services • Shaya & Leah Baum • Clayton & McKervey • Alison & Aaron Goldstein • Erica Wedes & Jeff Johnson • Bottom Line Services CFO • Jerold & Ellen Minkin Family Foundation • Steven R. Weisberg • Miriam & Ron Bergman • Fire Rover • Friedman Real Estate • Feldman Automotive • Tappers • Ari-El • Global Midwest/Adjusters International • Mercury Promotions & Fulfillment • Sachse, Construction • Richard Cleve • Adam Bleznak • Come Play Detroit • Brenda & Ira Jaffe • Nancy & Steve Goldstein • Jack & Leonard • Townhouse Birmingham • Townhouse Detroit • Cash Only Supper Club • Mad Nice • Korotkin • Bodman • Tappers • Bergman Poretta, Eye Center • Geoff Kretchmer • Emily & Stacy Korotkin • The Print House • Brogan & Partners • First Management • MLK – Merrill Lynch • Michigan Mobile Hearing

This event is generously endowed by the Dr. Lawrence D. Sills Day Camp Scholarship Fund.

Questions? Please call (248) 210-8489 or email [email protected].