SUNSHINE at Thornapple Pointe

Location: Thorneapple Pointe Golf Club
Format: Scramble format with bonus competitions and prizes available!

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This event is in loving memory of Lana Antvelink, who attended Camp Sunshine every summer for 19 years. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of this event. 

The entry fee of $125 per person includes greens fee, electric cart, mixed-grill lunch and snack foods, a gift bag, and prizes!

Silent auction items will be available for bidding. 

Lana's Camp Sunshine Story, from Jim and Krys Antvelink

Our daughter, Lana, attended Camp Sunshine from its beginning in 1983. For almost twenty years, once her birthday was over on March 6, she would begin the countdown until Camp Sunshine, usually held in August. She was once asked, “What is your favorite thing about Camp Sunshine?” She answered, “I can’t think of one thing because I like everything!”

 

As a camper, Lana enjoyed all the special times of crafts, singing, swimming, and devotions. Every year there was also a special activity such as a petting zoo, horse rides, boat rides, and even an elephant ride. There is no time for boredom at Camp Sunshine.

When Lana was at camp, we knew that she was being cared for and loved by the staff and counselors who serve on a one-to-one ratio with each camper. The Camp Sunshine volunteers are there because of their love for these special individuals. Lana was loved for who she was; her abilities were important, not her disability.

One of the highlights of her week was the Talent Show, when each camper could do what they liked best. Lana loved to dance… and she was free to dance without her mother there to inhibit her. As it became more difficult for her because of her heart problems, the staff would let her dance but limit her time.

The Lord is present in each person there whether they are staff, counselor or camper. While it was held at Camp Geneva, Lana wrote that she went to Camp Geheaven… it was “heaven on Earth” to her, and continued to be as it moved to Camp Blodgett.

Praise God for Camp Sunshine!

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Claire Antvelink and Katie VanOeveren

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Remembering Lana Antvelink

Golf club and ball

Thank you to our sponsors

This event is possible because of the enthusiastic attendance of golfers, and because of the generosity of sponsors!
 

Deep gratitude to these sponsors, as well as the in-kind donors who contribute food and beverages, prizes for golfers, and more--and to the many volunteers who make this day possible!