Golf outing benefits individuals with hearing loss

The 2nd Annual Student Academy of Audiology Golf Outing was held in August to raise money for hearing service scholarships for low-income patients in the Charles Van Riper Hearing Clinic in the Unified Clinics at Western Michigan University.

The day included a silent auction, raffle and meal, which followed the 18-hole scramble.

With 52 golfers and 25 volunteers, the outing raised more than $6,000, which is three times what the group raised with the 2017 event. More than 50 donors, including individuals and businesses, made contributions.

The Western Michigan University Student Academy of Audiology helps lead students in activities of volunteering, fundraising and advocacy for the profession of audiology, as well as the populations that they serve. SAA plans to continue their fundraising efforts and hold yearly golf outings.