Miracle Michael Golf Outing Gets Bigger and Better: $15,000 Raised
Published in the Winter 2000 OI Breakthrough Newsletter

The second annual "Miracle Michael Fund" golf outing, held at the White Eagle Golf Course in Naperville, Illinois was the most successful event yet, netting more than $15,000 to benefit the OI Foundation, $5,000 more than last year.

The golf outing is held in memory of Michael John Shultz, who was born with OI. He battled complications most of his eight months. The Miracle Michael Foundation was established in his memory.

The goal of the Fund is to raise money for the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation so it can continue to fulfill its mission to improve the quality of life for people with OI through research to find a cure, education, awareness and mutual support.

Chicago sports legends Keith Magnuson of the Black Hawks and Norm Van Lier of the Bulls joined the field of 150 golfers for a day of fun and sun on the course. Also on the links were OI Foundation members Jamie Sharples and Steve Kipperman. An auction, featuring an auctioneer, entertained the crowd of 200 attending the post-golfing cocktail and dinner party.

A silent auction featuring more than 115 donated items was also part of the day's events.

The evening concluded with a presentation from Jamie Sharples, a former People magazine" most eligible bachelor" who spoke from the heart about living with OI and thriving, despite the challenges it presented.

The planning for next year's event has already begun. Mark your calendar for August 27, 2001.

The Miracle Michael Foundation, which raises money each year to benefit the OI Foundation, was named in memory of baby Michael John Shultz.  Born wiht OI, he battled complications most of his eight months.


One of the highlights of the Miracle Michael Golf Tournament was the participation of Chicago sports celebrities Norm Van Lier (left) and Keith Magnuson (right)