Band of Angels logo 2013

Media Contact: Sara Przybylski: EAFocus Communications; c: 248.877.9200;; Cynthia Hutchison: Band of Angels; c: 248.760.0398;

Rochester Hills, MI – August 2, 2013 – Michigan-based Band of Angels, an international outreach organization dedicated to helping individuals with Down Syndrome and other cognitive challenges reach their full potential, is hosting its annual tee off for Down syndrome golf outing on Monday, Aug. 12 at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Oakland, Mich. The event celebrates and raises awareness of Down syndrome while raising funds to pursue the organization’s newest initiative: helping individuals with Down syndrome and other cognitive impairments find meaningful employment.

“The golf outing provides Band of Angels with an opportunity to spend some quality time with our supporters,” said Cynthia Hutchison, CEO and founder of Band of Angels. “We celebrate summertime in Michigan while creating awareness of the work that still needs to be done in educating others about the potential of individuals with Down syndrome to succeed at school, in the community and in the workplace. We are particularly proud that to date, we have provided services to over 20,000 families impacted by Down syndrome.”

The golf outing is played in shotgun format beginning at 10 a.m. Participants will enjoy a round of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, drink carts, open bar, raffle prizes and the chance to win a two year lease on a Cadillac ATS from Serra Automotive. Ticket options include individual play starting at $175 or foursome packages beginning at $700 and can be purchased by going to the Band of Angels website. Sponsors of the event include Johnston Lewis Associates, Christian Professional Initiatives, Lis, McCallion, Raymor & Co. PC, NLB Corporation, Charity Motors, Jalbert Financial Group, Wolverine Bronze, ABB Robotics and Pixley Funeral Home.

“This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors,” said Hutchison. “These companies and individuals donate to our cause to help create an enjoyable event for our attendees while helping support the Band of Angels initiatives we offer year round.”

To purchase tickets or to learn more about event sponsors and sponsorship opportunities, visit the Band of Angels tee off for Down syndrome event page here.

About Band of Angels
Michigan-based Band of Angels was established in 1994 by CEO Cynthia (Kidder) Hutchison, an international advocate for educating, employing and providing inclusive opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and other cognitive impairments and a 2006 Detroit News Michiganian of the Year. In addition to advocacy and coordinating activities that lead to greater independence, Band of Angels produces the Halo with a Twist® jewelry line and the award-winning Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down syndrome, which was co-written by Ms. Hutchison and Harvard-educated Brian Skotko, M.D., a leading physician advocate for individuals with Down syndrome and a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital in Boston. To learn more about Band of Angels’ mission, please visit