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A Northern Tradition

A Northern Tradition

A Northern Tradition is still on for tonight! Drive safely - tickets available at the door!

Join the Mid Michigan College Foundation and Jay’s Sporting Goods for the 18th annual benefit, A Northern Tradition. This exclusive evening at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare includes shopping, great food from local restaurants, raffle prizes, silent auction, shopping spree giveaways, and more!

A Northern Tradition


6PM-9PM Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sponsored By

Jay's Sporting Goods in Clare, MI

Your $50 Ticket Includes

  • $25 at Jay's Sporting Goods
  • Limited Edition Art Print
  • All-You-Can-Eat Appetizers and Desserts
  • Chance to win a $1,000 Jay's Shopping Spree
  • Meet the Featured Artist and Special Guest

2019 Featured Artist

Born in 1986, Robin Murray lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is a self-taught realism artist. From a young age, he was taught to appreciate nature and enjoyed observing wildlife in its natural habitat, especially while alongside his grandfather. With no formal education in art, Robin accredits his father as his greatest teacher and critique. Robin enjoys painting using various mediums, with oils being his preferred choice.

Robin has been accepted into many prestigious artist groups such as Society of Animal Artists, Birds in Art and Artist's for Conservation and has received several awards of Excellence for his artwork.

2019 Special Guest


Jeff Chadwick is a former NFL wide receiver, playing for the Detroit Lions (6 years), the Seattle Seahawks (3 years), and the Los Angeles Rams (1 year). During his career, Jeff totaled 292 pass receptions for 4,546 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Jeff is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he earned five letters in football and track from 1979-82. Additionally, Jeff held the school high jump and 400 meter dash records and was inducted to the Grand Valley Hall of Fame in 1993.

Jeff currently resides in Clare, Michigan where he helps operate Sunset Shores Cottages on Stevenson Lake.


Many local businesses and individuals support A Northern Tradition each year.

Contact Tom Olver at or (989) 386-6622 x675 if you are interested in being a sponsor.

Get Your Tickets Today!

Tickets can be purchased at Mid's Harrison and Mt. Pleasant Campuses, Jay's Sporting Goods in Clare, or by calling 989-386-6651.

How does my ticket help students?

From student scholarships to improved facilities, funds raised at A Northern Tradition support many causes at the College.

Students of Promise, a program sponsored by Mid's Foundation, focuses on expanding the horizons of opportunity for local students facing significant challenges in their lives. The program promotes cultural awareness and academic achievement while providing a support system help these academically promising students soar.

What Students Want You To Know

"The Students of Promise program has played a huge role in my successes as a student and a person and has opened so many doors for me. Students of Promise gives great opportunities to students starting in seventh grade, and continuing all the way through their senior year. We have experienced magical theater performances, enchanting concerts, and gone back in time at the Air Zoo. Being a member of this great program was something I didn’t quite grasp the importance of when I started as that little seventh grader. Looking back, I know now that it has made a world of difference."

- Alexis Lachappa, Harrison High School

"Students of Promise has helped me tremendously by giving me opportunities that I wouldn’t normally have. I like how I have been able to see and try new things, make new friends, and I know that if I need help, I can call Tammy, our Students of Promise Advisor. Since both of my parents attend Mid, I understand how important this college and its programs are to our local community. I do appreciate the friendships that this program has fostered—it has helped to make our group very close knit. In fact, our program is like a second family. This bond makes a tremendous difference in helping us to understand the importance of college and making it feel more attainable. The closeness of our group has shown me that college doesn’t have to be a solitary experience, it can be fun and productive."

- Grant Ritenburgh-Evans, Farwell High School

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