On August 28, 2017, The Kiefer Foundation along with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced a partnership to improve safety on Michigan highways using protective cable median barrier. The partnership between MDOT and the Kiefer Foundation adds 1.7 miles of protective cable median barrier on I-96 from Doan Creek to east of Dietz Road in Ingham County.
On August 14, 2017 The Kiefer Foundation hosted the first annual "Swing for Safe Driving" Ball Golf Tournament in honor of Mitchel Kiefer. 140 golfers attended the inaugural event held at the Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon and were treated to a beautiful day of golf and camaraderie. This year's event raised an astounding $618K and more importantly brought additional attention to the dangers of distracted driving.
The annual Gallagher-Kaiser Charity Hockey Game was held in honor of Mitchel Kiefer on August 11, 2017. This year's event brought awareness to The Kiefer Foundation whose mission is to end distracted driving. The star-studded roster featured Chris Chelios, Igor Larionov, Tie Domi, Zach Werenski, Boone Jenner and Steven Oleksy among others. To learn more about the event and Mitchel's story click the link here.
Mitchel Kiefer was awarded a honorary Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience yesterday in East Lansing, Michigan. The honorary degree was presented to Mitchel’s family by Michigan State University President Lou Ann Simon. It was an amazing day for the Kiefer family and an outstanding accomplishment for Mitchel.
Recently, Cutco Knives honored the Kiefer Family by naming their Standards Award after Mitchel, who was a top salesman of the knives. Below is a copy of the presentation from the event.