Past Fundraisers

2018 Benefit Dinner

October 19th, 2018

On October 19th, we held our 5th Annual Benefit Dinner at Petruzzello’s in Troy, MI. Thanks to all who attended and made the night magical. Your continued support makes us successful in our mission to help those in need, and we are grateful! Special thanks to our Board Member, Briana Vargo for again organizing and putting together a wonderful and successful evening once again! Special thanks to our M.C. for the evening, Jeffry Nokovich for hosting our evening! Special Thanks to Board Member, Kyle Gianotti for being our Auctioneer for our Live Auction! A Very Special Thanks to our Cocktail Sponsors : Cranberries Cafe, Carson Site-Prep LLC., Teresa Stinson, & Tracy Vargo. A Very Special Thanks again to Cranberries…

6th Annual Golf Outing

August 12th, 2018$100 per golfer/$400 per team

On August 12th, 2018, We held our 6th Annual Golf Outing at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club, in Oxford, MI. The event was sponsored by Ferguson Waterworks – Flushing, MI Branch. A huge thank you to all of our participants and sponsors! We had the biggest turn out and the outing raised the most money in it’s 6 year history! Special thanks to our event sponsor, Ferguson Waterworks! Special thanks to Devil’s Ridge Golf Club for being gracious hosts at their beautiful course! Special thanks to Twisted Willow Photography for the great photos capturing our event! Special thanks to our Board Member and Secretary, Sarah Abbey for organizing such a great…

7th Annual Faith.Hope.Life. Fundraiser & Volleyball Tournament

July 14th, 2018

Thanks to all who participated, donated, sponsored, and spectated the 7th Annual Faith. Hope. Life. Volleyball Tournament and Fundraiser! It definitely made DB’s birthday very special and he would’ve been proud! Thanks to Madden’s Lounge for being such a great host for our event once again! Special thanks to Board Member, Carlie Gianotti and The Gianotti Family for organizing and running such a great event, each and every year! See you on July 13th, 2019! Thank you for your continued support! Faith. Hope. Life. Click here for event history  

2018 David Barns Classic

February 24th, 2018$60 per player

A Big Thank You to Tony Johnson and the Play Compete Help Foundation for putting on another great David Barns Classic Tournament! Thanks to all of the players who make this event fun to compete in and very fun to watch! Thanks to everyone who came out just to watch! Thank you to our Sponsors!  We also could not do this tourney without you! Green Planet Lawn & Tree Care, ELGA Credit Union, LaDuc Siding and Window Co., Ferguson Waterworks, Coach Ames of Raymond James, Kim Sims, Tom Tolliver and Johnny Macs, and to Tony Johnson’s Dad TJ Terry “Bird” Johnson RIP! Thank you all for your continued support! Faith….

2017 Benefit Dinner

October 20th, 2017

The David’s Faith and Hope for Life’s 4th Annual Benefit dinner was held on October 20th, 2017 at Petruzzello’s Banquet and Conference Center in Troy, MI Our M.C. and Guest Speaker for the evening was Jeffry Nokovich, a close friend of David’s.  We also had presentation of our fourth annual collegiate scholarship to the recipients, Joey Stark & Danielle Petras. The evening featured a family style dinner, premium open bar, silent and live auctions. A BIG thank you from our Board of Directors to everyone who attended our 4th Annual Benefit Dinner at Petruzzello’s on Friday night! It was our most successful benefit dinner to date! Special thank you to our Board Member, Briana Vargo for…

5th Annual Golf Outing

August 12th, 2017$100 per golfer

In the spring of 2011 when David was first diagnosed with cancer, family and friends rallied around him in efforts to lend financial support. David’s love for sports led loved ones to plan a golf fundraiser. The day was filled with competitive spirit, community, auctions, fellowship, raffles, fun, donations, and people gathering around a charismatic person who was in need of help. David’s Faith & Hope for Life Foundation strives to continue the tradition of holding an annual golf fundraiser to raise money for those in need of help.

On August 12th, 2013 David’s Faith & Hope for Life Foundation held their First Annual Golf Outing at Atlas Valley Country Club, 92 golfers were in attendance. Golfers participated in an 18 hole, four person scramble, on a beautiful private course.

6th Annual Faith.Hope.Life. Fundraiser & Volleyball Tournament

July 15th, 2017

The 1st Volleyball Fundraiser was held in July 2012 to help David and his family pay for medical expenses. The event was extremely successful and capped off by an appearance from David in the midst of his battle with cancer.

The Volleyball Tournament will continue to be held as a fundraiser for the Foundation. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund our scholarship program, provide financial support to individuals facing life altering medical-related conditions, and continue to offer B&D basketball camps to the local community.

2017 David Barns Classic

Feb 18th, 2017$60

Play Compete Help Foundation and David’s Faith & Hope for Life Foundation team up to host The David Barns Classic. 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament Event starts at 9:00am. 5 on 5 full court basketball tourney – Double elimination Maximum of 18 teams – 2 Registered Refs each game $60/per player – Includes 2017 DBC reversible jersey Registration starts @ 8am – Tip off @ 9am

2016 Benefit Dinner

October 14th, 2016

The David’s Faith and Hope for Life’s 3rd Annual Benefit dinner was held on October 14th, 2016 at Andiamo Banquet Center in Warren, MI Our guest speaker for the evening was John Buterakos.  We also had presentation of our third annual collegiate scholarship to the recipients, Cameron Pawlik & Magdalena Kotlarz For 2016, because of your support, we were able to expand The David Barns Scholarship to both a male and female high school senior, from just offering only one annually. The evening featured a family style dinner, premium open bar, silent and live auctions. Thanks to all who came out and sponsored last Friday night’s 3rd Annual Foundation Benefit Dinner!! What…

2015 Benefit Dinner

October 16, 2015

David’s Faith and Hope for Life’s 2nd Annual Benefit dinner was held on October 16th, 2015. Some of our aid recipients were our guest speakers and told their stories of adversity. We also presented our second annual collegiate scholarship to Lauren Robb. The evening featured a family style dinner, premium open bar, silent and live auctions. Thank you very much to all that were able to attend Our 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner! Your continued support in our Foundation allows us to help people in need and to keep David’s legacy alive. We are so humbled.Very Special Thanks to Kizzy, Jami, and Colleen for sharing your inspiring stories with us. The courage and…

2014 Benefit Dinner

May 22, 2014$100 PER PERSON

David’s Faith and Hope for Life’s 1st Annual Benefit dinner was held on May 22nd, 2014.  Detroit Lions Great Herman Moore was our guest speaker and we presented of our first annual collegiate scholarship to Christine Rysenga. The evening featured a family style dinner, premium open bar, silent and live auctions. A BIG Thanks to everyone who attended our First Annual Benefit dinner! It was a huge success! A special Thanks to Ryan Slocum for hosting our event, Doug Podell for running the live auction, and Detroit Lions great, Herman Moore for being our guest speaker! Congratulations to our 1st annual David Barns Scholarship winner, Christine Rysenga, from Berkley High School! Thank…

1st Annual Golf Outing

August 12th, 2013

On August 12th, 2013 David’s Faith & Hope for Life Foundation held their First Annual Golf Outing at Atlas Valley Country Club, 92 golfers were in attendance. Golfers participated in an 18 hole, four person scramble, on a beautiful private course. Support for the foundation came with 33 hole sponsors, Putting Contest Sponsor; Farm Bureau agent Tim Stevenson, Lunch Sponsor; Comfort Care Senior Home, LLC, and  Atlas Valley Country Club for sponsoring the Hole-In-One Contest. We had many great prizes that were donated that were raffled off; we would like to thank everyone for their generosity. Many thanks to all that participated in the first annual outing. The volunteers who…

2nd Annual Faith.Hope.Life. Fundraiser & Volleyball Tournament

July 13th, 2013

The 1st Volleyball Fundraiser was held in July 2012 to help David and his family pay for medical expenses. The event was extremely successful and capped off by an appearance from David in the midst of his battle with cancer. The Volleyball Tournament will continue to be held as a fundraiser for the Foundation. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund our scholarship program, provide financial support to individuals facing life altering medical-related conditions, and continue to offer B&D basketball camps to the local community.