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Super Sunday

By: Geoff Kretchmer

The Masters Golf Tournament, played in Augusta, Georgia, has been around for 87 years. For the last 31 years, Jim Nantz has been the lead broadcaster. For golf fans, we are familiar with his famous phrase “a tradition unlike any other.” This can also be used to describe the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s “Super Sunday,” where volunteers from across the community come together on the phones to raise dollars for the community.

In typical years, hundreds of volunteers flock to Maple and Telegraph to support this cause, while enjoying mini Milky Ways and engaging in a major schmooze session with others at the Federation headquarters. With COVID-19 still impacting our activity and ability to gather, Federation pivoted to provide a “call from home” platform where the same number of volunteers came together, as the show must go on!! One of the most impressive features of the Masters is the service and logistics that take place on the grounds. It is a well-oiled machine that took years to perfect. Federation’s ability to get this system up and running took a lot of energy and time from the professional staff, and its execution was seamless.

What an incredible day it was. I am always so proud to represent Tamarack wherever I go and having a chance to be on these group Zoom calls with all of the other representatives made it the best Super Sunday ever!! I am excited to announce that Tamarack had numerous volunteers on Sunday, March 14th. Following the event, I had a conversation with a board member who shared that, despite having some pre-call anxiety, “the opportunity to connect with potential donors and share with them about the collaboration that was taking place was very rewarding.” We live in a very special community, filled with generosity and kindness. We look forward to next year, as we will once again experience “a tradition unlike any other.”