The recent Liberty Mutual Invitational Golf Classic, an event which brings Golfers and Supporters on the course to benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit, which is a youth academic scholarship program for the underprivileged residing in Metro Detroit, was held at the prestigious Franklin Hills Country Club.
The August 27 Golf Outing and Auction which raised nearly a half a million dollars to directly benefit the charity in their efforts to cultivate “youth empowerment through the foundation of education and holistic support”, was as previously, personally managed by Frank Torre, the event chair.
The Annual Golf Outing and the ensuing awards dinner, included some of Detroit’s most iconic names, including Oakland Country Executive L. Brooks Patterson, former Mayor of Detroit Dennis Archer, TV Personality and Channel 4 Anchor Rhonda Walker, Mickey Redmond, a former professional hockey player, and analyst for Detroit Red Wings games on Fox Sports Detroit, Edward Dario Mio, a former professional goal tender who played for the Detroit Red Wings, Edward Miles, Jr, is a retired professional basketball player who played for the Detroit Pistons, and many other notable business and philanthropic leaders, including Ryan LaFontaine, CEO of the LaFontaine Automotive Group, and Tom Celani, proprietor of the Celani Family Vineyards .
The awards dinner was emceed by Paul W. Smith, the legendary Detroit radio icon, notable columnist, and host of the “Paul W. Smith Show” on WJR radio.
Such initiatives are made possible in part thanks to the generous contributions from local businesses and organizations, among them Signal Restoration Services and PuroClean, who are proud to support the non-profit’s mission of graduating “young people who are physically, emotionally and academically prepared for post-secondary education and a productive life…”.
As the Chairman of Boys Hope and Girls Hope of Detroit, Frank Torre has been involved with the non-profit organization for over 14 years. He has personally organized and hosted the most recent 26th Annual Golf tournament, which raised over $350,000 as part of the annual campaign to promote and support the organization. Through his dedication and commitment to the foundations’ success, Frank Torre’s fundraising initiatives over the past 14 years have contributed over 4.5 Million dollars to directly support the foundation’s initiatives of scholarship and educational programs.
During the closing Scholarship Awards Ceremony, the Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit Foundation recognized its 2018 scholarship recipients with a new scholarship, named in honor of Frank Torre, aptly named the “Frank Torre Scholarship”, which recognizes and rewards selected individuals, who embody the foundation’s mission of empowerment though scholarship.
Outside of his active involvement in the philanthropic community, Frank Torre serves as the Co-CEO of Signal Restoration Services, a large-scale national disaster restoration services company, as well as the Vice Chairman of PuroClean, a national disaster restoration services company with locations across the United States and Canada.
Frank Torre, of Detroit, Michigan, was recently inducted into the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit’s Heritage Hall of Fame.
Following its inception in 1919, the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (IIMD) has been committed to recognizing outstanding individuals who have contributed to the American way of life, support multiculturalism, and the preservation of unique cultural traditions. In the early eighties, the IIMD, in an effort to formally recognize outstanding leaders from different cultures and honor their incredible achievements and contributions to the America way of life, created the Heritage Hall of Fame Award. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes such exceptional leaders from various ethnic backgrounds and celebrates their incredible achievements and contributions to the community. The individual who have demonstrated their commitment to multiculturalism and have generously supported ethnic and cultural traditions are honored for their exemplary lives, careers, and achievements that truly embody and perpetuate the heritage of the American way of life with the prestigious Heritage Hall of Fame Award.
Frank Torre joins a prestigious roster of past honorees which include Edsel B. Ford II; Dennis Archer, the former Mayor of the City of Detroit, Alex Manoogian, Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Red Wings / Detroit Tigers, Frank Stella, as well as many other notable figures whose photographs have been forever memorialized and are proudly displayed inside the Hall of Fame Gallery located in the Main Atrium of the COBO Center Convention Hall in the heart of Downtown Detroit.
During the Heritage Hall of Fame Dinner, The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit awarded its coveted Hall of Fame Award to Frank Torre for his outstanding commitment to rebuilding and beautifying the city of Detroit and its surrounding metropolitan area. The Heritage Hall of Fame celebration and the award ceremony to honor Frank Torre’s achievements was held at the beautiful Ambassador Ballroom at the famous Renaissance Hotel overlooking the Detroit River. Following the celebration, Frank Torre’s photograph was permanently framed and memorialized in the Hall of Fame Gallery located in the Main Atrium of the Cobo Center in the heart of Downtown Detroit.
Based in Michigan, Frank Torre is an entrepreneur with a history of successfully building and growing companies.
Since its founding in 1972, Signal Restoration Services has specialized in property loss mitigation both in the state of Michigan and nationally.
In 1992, Frank Torre established Torre & Bruglio, Inc. and grew it into one of the largest landscape and horticultural services contractors in the Midwest servicing more than 1000 business accounts.
In 2000 Torre and Bruglio expanded into the golf course management business providing maintenance to golf
courses ranging from 18 holes to 36 holes PGA Tournament courses as well as clubhouse hospitality and event management services. Frank Torre sold the landscape and horticultural services business to Brickman Group in 2008 who continue to follow Frank Torre’s philosophy of commitment to a culture of excellence for all clients.
Outside of his career, Frank Torre remains very active in the community. Frank Torre serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, which is part of the Detroit Medical Center as well as serving on the Executive Board of the Tenet Healthcare Corporation, located in Dallas, Texas, which owns DMC.
Pictured to the right, Frank Torre and TV personality Rhonda Walker, present the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s Heroes Award to one of the patients.
Frank Torre also serves as the Chairman of Boys Hope and Girls Hope of Detroit, an academic scholarship program for underprivileged youth in the metro Detroit area, and supports its various philanthropic endeavors and activities.
Frank Torre had personally organized and launched The 21st Annual Golf Classic to support the Boys Hope and Girls Hope of Detroit which was held at the Oakland Hills Country Club, in Suburban Detroit, Michigan. As a result of many efforts, Frank Torre has been responsible for raising over $2.5 million at this annual event to benefit the Detroit based non-profit dedicated to serving the underprivileged in our community.
Frank Torre, in collaboration with Roger Penske, owner of Team Penske and the Penske Automotive Group (PAG), maintains a major role in the annual Detroit Grand Prix races, a professional auto racing event which is held on Detroit’s Belle Isle that brings together public and private communities and international attendance.
( Frank Torre with Roger Penske above at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix)
(Frank Torre pictured with Race car Driver Helio Castroneves)