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Former Tigers pitcher to appear at MMCC’s annual fundraiser

Dave Rozema

The Mid Michigan Community College Foundation will welcome Dave Rozema, a former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and a native of Grand Rapids, as the special guest at its annual fundraiser, A Northern Tradition.

Rozema was a member of the Tigers pitching squad from 1977 to 1984 before finishing out his career with the Texas Rangers in 1986. A World Series Champion with the 1984 Tigers, Rozema will be on hand to share stories, talk to guests, and sign autographs.

“We’re very excited to have Dave as our special guest,” said Matt Miller, Director of the MMCC Foundation. “He has a number of wonderful stories to share, and they cover a wide range of topics. I’m sure that guests will really enjoy speaking with him.”

Attendees will have a chance to meet and interact with Rozema during the event. There will also be an autograph session.

Tickets are now available for the annual fundraiser. Last year, more than 800 people attended A Northern Tradition, allowing the MMCC Foundation to raise nearly $110,000 for student and community advancement. More than $1.1 million has been raised by this event since it began.

For a $50 ticket, each attendee receives a $25 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting goods, the commemorative print, and a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay’s. About 14 area restaurants will also be serving free food, and a number of interesting demonstrators will make it an evening to remember.

The MMCC Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to enhance Mid Michigan Community College’s services to its students and the community through fund development, scholarships, program development, and improved facilities.

The Foundation’s largest program, Students of Promise, was established to promote academic achievement, cultural awareness, and higher education to academically promising middle and high school students who face significant challenges in their lives.

For additional information about the 2014 A Northern Tradition, contact Cindy Mussell at (989) 386-6651.

Photo Courtesy of Tom Hagerty

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