Meteorologist and Air Force Veteran Rich Luterman joining us at
4th Annual "Tee It Up For Freedom" Golf Outing
Friday, July 31st!
Rich Luterman

Chief Meteorologist Rich Luterman joined the FOX 2 Weather Authority Team in 1997. You can see him every week night during the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts.  Rich obtained the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Seal of Approval in 1994.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Rich graduated in 1988 from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology.  He was commissioned a second lieutenant through the U.S. Air Force ROTC and served four-and-a-half years on active duty as a weather officer.  For six months in 1991, he was a weather detachment commander in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Storm. 
Following his time in the Air Force, Rich was chief meteorologist at WKTV in Utica, New York.

Rich serves the community by sharing his knowledge with young students who are interested in weather.  He also works with the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness after being diagnosed with diabetes in 2012.  Rich also works with Veterans groups across Southeast Michigan.
Q&A with Rich:

Moment I'll Never Forget: Landing at Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall (north of London) after serving in Desert Storm and smelling "green" for the first time in 186 days.
Favorite Movies: The King's Speech, The Right Stuff, Jaws and The Cider House Rules.
Exciting thing to do with my kids: Heading to Palmer Park to jump into the St. Clair River in St. Clair Michigan     
Perfect Day: Canoeing and fishing down the Huron River near Dexter.
Favorite Vacation Spots Close to Home: Sleeping Bear Dunes and Niagara Falls  (I love the scenery!)
Favorite Quote"It's real easy to forget what's important, so don't"  Michael Keaton in Mr. Mom
Least Favorite Food: Thai Food... it does NOT agree with me at all.
Family: Terrific twin daughters.
What people would never guess about me: I was the Captain of my high school Table-Tennis team (Taylor Allderdice H.S. in Pittsburgh)
Interests: Michigan History, Mount Everest, The Mohawk Valley of central New York.
Pets: We lost our beloved Indy (shepherd-husky mix) to cancer in August 2014. She was 8 ½. I miss her.
What I wanted to be when I was young: An Astronaut.
Favorite book: Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean (1993)
Favorite local State Park: Proud Lake (Commerce Township)

Fellows Creek Golf Club, 2936 South Lotz Rd, Canton, MI 48188

Friday, July 31





Support our mission to serve those who serve us

What can you do?  
Spread the word.  We already have a group of significant sponsorship commitments for 2020 outing but we are seeking additional sponsors.

If we raise $60,000 at this event in conjunction with our other fundraising activities planned, we will cover our projected operating expenses needed to serve our guests for next year.  We need your help to make that goal a reality.  Over the holidays, you may come across unique opportunities to promote our mission and engage potential sponsors.  Please share the information downloadable at the above link and send them my way at (313)744-7507 or   

In the meantime, our event team led by MI Golf Association Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Janina Parrott-Jacobs will be working hard to make it a very enjoyable event.
P.S.  Put in your requests for good weather to Rich now before he puts out his weather forecast for the event ;)

Honored to serve!

Patrick Colbeck
MI Freedom Center
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