National CPA firm UHY joined several companies local to its Sterling Heights, Mich., office in sponsoring nonprofit Winning Future’s Opening Day Party in downtown Detroit.

Held April 5, the event welcomed 600 people supporting Winning Future’s goal of providing life skills workshops and mentoring programs to middle and high school students.

The Opening Day Party, and its silent auction, raised $52,000 for the organization’s “RARE Everyday Hero Scholarship Program.”

“We are honored to work with Winning Futures,” said Tony Frabotta, UHY co-CEO, in a statement. “The organization has helped many deserving children throughout the years.  By educating and mentoring our youth, and giving them a chance to succeed, we can help mold them into our future leaders.”

The event’s other sponsors included: Young & Susser, P.C., O’Keefe & Associates, GMC, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Great Expressions Dental Center, Hennessey Capital, Fifth Third Bank, HAP, Redico and Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.