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Former quarterback to attend Northern Tradition 2016

The Mid Michigan Community College Foundation will welcome Gary Hogeboom, former NFL and CMU Chippewa quarterback, as the special guest at its annual fundraiser—A Northern Tradition.

Hogeboom spent 11 years in the NFL, playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Phoenix Cardinals, and Washington Redskins. While playing for Central Michigan University, he led the team to an undefeated season and MAC championship as the team’s MVP.

Gary Hogeboom

Gary Hogeboom

A local sports legend, Hogeboom will be on hand to share stories, talk to guests, and sign autographs at the April 24 event at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare.

Currently, Hogeboom co-owns two businesses, a real estate agency and Fit Body Boot Camp in Traverse City. An avid outdoorsman and family man, he devotes his time to family, friends, and mentoring and coaching kids.

“We’re very excited to have Gary as our special guest,” said Matt Miller, director of the MMCC Foundation. “He’s a great guy with a lot of stories to share from his time in Mt. Pleasant and in the NFL. I’m sure that attendees will really enjoy speaking with him.”

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

Tickets are now available for the annual fundraiser. Last year, more than 800 people attended A Northern Tradition, helping the MMCC Foundation raise nearly $100,000 to support the college and programs for local youth. More than $1.3 million has been raised by this event in the last 14 years.

Hogeboom as a Dallas Cowboy

Hogeboom as a Dallas Cowboy

For a $50 ticket, each attendee receives a $25 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting Goods, a 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.

For additional information about the 2016 A Northern Tradition, contact Matt Miller at (989) 386-6600.

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