Eagle Ottawa’s YMCA Charity Golf Outings Surpass $135,000 in Support of North Oakland YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – August 13, 2013 – Eagle Ottawa hosted its 6th Annual Charity Golf Outing benefitting the North Oakland YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. The outing, held at the R & S Sharf Golf Course at Oakland University, fielded 24 teams – totaling more than 100 golfers – representing numerous companies across the Metro Detroit automotive industry. The annual event is known for its great competition, corporate camaraderie and generous community philanthropy.

“Eagle Ottawa takes community involvement very seriously and helping the YMCA is a great way to support a local agency that makes a huge difference in children’s lives,” said Pat Catlin, executive vice president global sales, all ages and we are happy that our combined efforts make these programs available to kids in our community.”

Over the past six years, the golf outing has raised more than $135,000 for the Y’s Strong Kids Campaign.

“The North Oakland Family YMCA is grateful to Eagle Ottawa and all the participants and sponsors for such a wonderful event,” said Chris King, executive director of the North Oakland Family YMCA. “Funds raised by these golf outings have assisted hundreds of children and families in need within our community. The North Oakland Family Branch provides safe alternatives to youth, support to overburdened families, health and wellness programs for all ages, quality sports, aquatics programs and much more. The Eagle Ottawa family has been very generous with their time, resources and support over the years and has enabled the Y to deliver invaluable services back to our community.”

About the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Throughout Metro Detroit, Y’s engage more than 300,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the region’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in communities throughout Metro Detroit, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

The North Oakland Family YMCA programs are available to help children develop their leadership skills, deepen positive values and increase their motivation to learn. The YMCA is a place for the family to play, connect and build stronger bonds. The North Oakland YMCA is located at 3378 E. Walton Boulevard, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. More information can be found at

About Eagle Ottawa
Eagle Ottawa is a global leading manufacturer of leather solutions for the automotive industry. Created in 1865, Eagle Ottawa has a longstanding heritage of blending traditional craftsmanship and innovative technology. We design, engineer and manufacture genuine leather solutions for all automotive interior applications and vehicle market segments. Our global capabilities include design, research & development, product validation, manufacturing (tanning and finishing), cutting and sewing. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, we have production facilities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia to better serve our customers. Eagle Ottawa leather solutions are featured in over 100 vehicles globally.