The weather was just perfect for our First Annual Drew Poet Foundation Golf Outing, Michigan Chapter. The sun shined along with a gentle breeze as we enjoyed low humidity and 80 degrees! The outing was sold out with 144 golfers enjoying a deluxe continental breakfast, a four-person scramble, lunch at the turn, and a buffet and awards banquet afterwards at the beautiful Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center in Plymouth, Michigan.

As most of you know, the Foundation had not originally planned on holding an outing in Michigan in 2022, but how can you say no to a group of Drew’s friends on a mission to honor their friend? In just eight short weeks, beginning to end, the outing came together! And what a beautiful event it was. A heartfelt thank you goes to Alex Rhodes for championing the outing along with several of Drew’s friends. We would also like to thank the entire Walkley family for all of their hard work and for stepping in to help pull this all together.

We truly appreciate and wish to thank all of our sponsors, especially Frogger Golf, our title event sponsor, who put a very personal touch on the outing with a custom Frogger towel, a nod to Drew's love of frogs. Thank you to DDW Photography, our official photography sponsor, whom with the help of others captured the day and put together a photo gallery for us to enjoy. Forgive the missed opportunities to catch every group and every sign...this was a homecoming event for us all! You may view the photo gallery here.

And finally, thank you to our golfers and volunteers. Without all of your support this could not have happened. It was great to be back in Michigan, back in our hometown and on the course where Drew played golf with his brothers and friends for most of his life. Thank you Fox Hills for welcoming us home!

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We're excited to announce the 1st annual Friends of Drew Poet Golf Outing at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth, Michigan! The outing will take place on Friday, June 24th. We hope you can join us for this event put on by a group of Drew's closest friends. Information is available at

Contact Alex Rhodes for more details at 734-855-9302.

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Updated: May 2

April 20, 2022

It’s now been three years since Drew’s passing and we wanted to take the time to thank everyone for their continued support and give an update on the Foundation. Over the past year we’ve continued to honor Drew’s two greatest wishes: that we not be sad and that we do everything we can to find better treatment and a cure. Each is a process and we do what we can each and every day to further each one.

This past year, as life has begun to take on a sense of normalcy in the face of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve once again begun to plan future Foundation events and this past March held the second annual Drew Poet Foundation Golf Outing in California. The outing was a resounding success and I’d like to once again thank everyone involved in putting it together and everyone who came out to support the Foundation. We’re excited for the year ahead and what it might bring. We’ll keep everyone updated on future events as the year unfolds.

I think it’s worth saying that we’ll never be ‘OK’ with what happened to Drew and what has happened and continues to happen to kids around the world who are burdened with battling cancer. It isn’t OK, and no one should ever have to go through something like that. I think what we’ve learned now three years removed from Drew’s battle is that it’s OK to not be OK sometimes, and as hard as it may be, to be alright carrying it with us each day. Everyone’s continued love and support for Drew’s Foundation and so many others like it are pushing us towards a future where no one will have to learn to be OK carrying that around with them.

Thank you again for your continued love and support.


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