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Ken Kal refuses to let Budd Lynch’s charitable legacy fade away

Pretty awesome stuff from the Windsor Star's Bob Duff: Red Wings public address announcer Budd Lynch passed away last fall, but radio play-by-play man Ken Kal decided that Lynch's legacy in terms of raising funds for the Guidance Center in Southgate, MI, won't fade away:

For 23 years, Windsor native Lynch, who died last October at the age of 95, was the face of and the driving force behind the annual golf tournament at Grosse Ile, Mich. Golf and Country Club, an event that’s raised over $1 million for The Guidance Center of Wayne County, Mich., which provides aid and assistance to at-risk children.

Kal volunteered to step in as the man who organized the celebrities who partake in the even as part of each group and Monday, the tournament was held for the first time without Lynch and christened with the new handle of the Budd Lynch Memorial Golf Classic.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to have been a part of this for so many years and to keep the tradition going and help support a good cause,” Kal said. “That’s the reason why so many people were out here to play golf and remember Budd Lynch. Budd was with the Red Wings organization for over 50 years and the Guidance Center to him was his baby. It was a cause he really looked after.”

Duff continues, and he posted a YouTube-formatted interview with Kal, too:

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