Lubahns to serve as Honorary Chairs

Published on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Casey Lubahn, the men’s golf coach at Michigan State University, and Rachel Lubahn, executive director of The First Tee of Mid-Michigan, will serve as honorary co-chairs of the Jack Breslin Golf Classic at Eagle Eye Golf Club and Hawk Hollow Golf Course on Wednesday, May 24.

This year marks the 16th edition of the Breslin Golf Classic, and the second year in a row the Lubahns will serve as honorary co-chairs of the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation event.

“We’re excited to be involved in this important event once again,” the Lubahns said. “Jack Breslin did so much for MSU and the local community that it’s an honor to be associated with a fundraising event named after him. It’s particularly fun for us because it involves golf.”

Casey and Rachel met while they were members of the MSU men’s and women’s golf teams.

Casey, a three-year letter winner at Michigan State, is in his sixth season as the head coach of the Spartans’ men’s golf team. MSU has won at least one tournament every year since he took over the program, including three team titles during the current 2016-17 season.

Rachel, the Big Ten Conference individual women’s golf champion in 2007, is in her third year as the executive director of The First Tee of Mid-Michigan. The nonprofit organization impacts young people by exposing them to mentors and using the game of golf to reinforce values such as integrity, respect, and perseverance.

The Jack Breslin Golf Classic is regarded as the kick-off event for annual fundraising golf outings in the Greater Lansing area. It has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception in 2002.

Funds raised through the event have supported a variety of groups, endeavors, equipment, and programs at McLaren Greater Lansing. Included in that list are caregivers and patients, innovative research, a seven-channel breast coil, digital mammography machine, electrocardiographs for the Emergency Department, and support for the Spiritual Care and Therapeutic Music programs.

“The Jack Breslin Golf Classic is an opportunity for us to build camaraderie with members of the community while raising funds to positively impact the region,” said Scott S. Stewart, chair of the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation. “Jack was all about helping the community and this event does that.”

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About McLaren Great Lansing Foundation

Through fundraising and grantmaking activities, the McLaren Great Lansing Foundation supports McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital’s vision to improve the health and well-being of communities served through accessible, affordable, and high-quality care. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the foundation helps via philanthropy to purchase new technologies, improve facilities, recruit the highest caliber medical talent, and invest in wellness programs and community education initiatives that empower individuals. To learn more, visit 

About McLaren Greater Lansing

McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital operate the region’s most distinguished cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery programs that – together with McLaren Greater Lansing’s oncology, women’s care, and wide-ranging diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services – consistently lead in clinical quality and efficacy. The hospitals are part of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan’s largest health care system. To learn more, visit