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Oakhurst Golf & Country Club

My name is Nick Trias and I am the General Manager at the Oakhurst Golf & Country Club. 

Oakhurst Golf & Country Club is owned by a company named ClubCorp. ClubCorp is a privately held American corporation based in Dallas and is the largest owner and operator of private golf and country clubs in the country. It owns or operates more than 200 golf and country clubs and business, sports and alumni clubs worldwide. Located in 26 states, the District of Columbia, and also two foreign countries, the company and its clubs have more than 430,000 members and employ around 20,000 employees. 

I have worked for the company for about 14 years and have been involved with the Charity Classic since its inception in 2007. 

Each year, the ClubCorp Charity Classic opens the doors of our private clubs to help those in need. Members, family and friends alike give, golf and dine during our nationwide, one-day charity event, donating more than $10 million since the Classic began in 2007. Anyone can participate in the Charity Classic and we are encouraging all of our fellow Clarkston Chamber members to get involved and change someone's life.

Donations from the 2019 Charity Classic at the Oakhurst Golf and Country Club's golf, racket sports, and dining events go to the North Oakland County Veterans Treatment Court, Augie's Quest (A Cure for ALS), and the Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.) 

What is the North Oakland County Veterans Treatment Court?

The Friends of the North Oakland County Veterans Treatment Court (NOCVTC) is comprised of a group of Veterans and community volunteers with one very specific goal ... to assist the Veterans Treatment Court in helping struggling Veterans assimilate back into civilian life by removing obstacles that are preventing the Veteran to stay focused on a healthy life style. The Friends is a non-profit organization.  Our 501C3 application has been approved by the IRS.  All members of the Friends Board of Directors receive no compensation for time and services provided ... we are all volunteers wanting to give back to those who have served our Country with pride and honor. The three basic goals are to provide assistance, support and education for these deserving heroes. For more information and to get involved and to learn more, I encourage everyone to visit  http://www.nocvtc.com/index.php

What is Augie's Quest?

Augie's Quest is determined to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease), which affects some 5,000 Americans each year, and many more abroad. With ALS, a person loses ability to control movement. The brain remains perfectly normal, eventually trapped in an unusable body. Life expectancy is generally five to 10 years from diagnosis.

Since its inception in 2006, Augie's Quest has raised more than $36 million in donations.

Meet Augie

Augie Nieto founded Life Fitness 40 years ago. If you've stepped into a gym since then, you've seen his work. His quest in that time was to make the world healthier through physical fitness. Now, his quest has expanded.

In 2005, Augie was diagnosed with ALS, and since then, Augie and his family have worked with the ALS Therapy Development Institute towards effective treatments and cures.

What is the E.P.C.F.?

The Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.) is a 501(c)3 fund established to help Employee Partners of ClubCorp's family of clubs in need of financial assistance in times of crisis. Funds for the E.P.C.F. come from Employee Partner donations, as well as private donations.

  • The E.P.C.F. has assisted more than 1,500 Employee Partners and their families with grants since its inception in 2007.
  • Since 2007, the E.P.C.F. has granted over $1,800,000 in assistance to Employee Partners and their families.

Meet our Employee Partners

An Employee Partner's 2-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, which had already spread to her bone and bone marrow – stage IV. The E.P.C.F. assisted with several mortgage payments over the last two years.

An Employee Partner was a victim of domestic violence resulting in the need to move with children to a motel. The E.P.C.F. assisted with permanent relocation by paying two month's rent and the deposit for an apartment.

An Employee Partner's home was flooded during heavy rainfall. The homeowners insurance did not cover flooding, leaving the Employee Partner to pay for all damages, including a large amount of structural damage and the loss of the furnace. The E.P.C.F. assisted by paying a portion of floor and wall repair.

An Employee Partner's 18-year-old daughter passed away unexpectedly due to a seizure resulting in coma and ultimately death. The E.P.C.F. provided assistance with funeral expenses.

 

Over the short time that I have been in Clarkston and involved with the Chamber, I have felt very welcomed and supported. As a Club, we look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with the Chamber and the community at large.

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