Leave a comment

A Northern Tradition offers food, art, special guests

Tickets are still available for A Northern Tradition, Mid Michigan Community College’s annual fundraiser, which will be held Sunday, April 24, at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare.

A Northern TraditionLast 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.

Sunday’s event, held from 6-9 p.m., features a number of special guests who will appeal to sports and outdoors enthusiasts alike.

“This year’s event promises to be exceptional,” said Matt Miller, Director of the MMCC Foundation. “We’re thrilled to welcome our special guests and to offer a one-of-a-kind evening for attendees.”

Gary Hogeboom, former NFL and CMU Chippewa quarterback, will be on hand to share stories, talk to guests, and sign autographs. A local sports legend, Hogeboom spent 11 years in the NFL, and he led the CMU Chippewa’s team to an undefeated season and MAC championship as the team’s Most Valuable Player.

A Northern Tradition offers a night of food and fun

A Northern Tradition offers a night of food and fun (2014 Laker Current photo)

Additionally, Jimmy Gretzinger and Jordan Browne from the popular TV program Michigan Out of Doors will be in attendance. Avid outdoor enthusiasts, hunters, and fishermen, Gretzinger and Browne will share advice and stories about woods and waters.

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 also will 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 Meghan Keen at mckeen@midmich.edu or (989) 386.6651.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: