A Northern Tradition

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, April 22, 2018!

Join the MMCC Foundation and Jay’s Sporting Goods for the 16th annual benefit, A Northern Tradition.

Jay's Sporting Goods in Clare, MI

A Unique Event - A Great Cause

A Northern Tradition event, held at Jay’s Sporting Goods will be open for an evening of exclusive shopping, good food, demonstrations, prizes and more! This benefit supports the MMCC Foundation’s goal to enhance the College’s services to the community through:

  • Scholarships and Grants
  • Program Development
  • Academic Excellence
  • Improved Facilities

The Mid Michigan Community College Foundation raised over $100,000 at its 16th annual fundraiser, A Northern Tradition, which took place at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare on Sunday, April 23, 2017.

A Northern Tradition is the Foundation’s biggest fundraiser. In sixteen years, it has raised over $1.5 million to support students. The proceeds from this event allow the Foundation to support the College’s services to the community through scholarships, program development, improved facilities, and programs for at-risk youth.

“The community really stepped forward to support the college again this year,” said Matt Miller, MMCC Foundation Director. “Jay’s Sporting Goods can’t be thanked enough – this event wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for their generosity. We’re also indebted to the individual and corporate sponsors, those who provided the food and beverages, the ticket salespeople, the many volunteers, and those who purchased a ticket.”

A large portion of the funds raised came from over 90 sponsorships by local businesses and community members.

“We’re very pleased with the community’s enthusiastic support of the MMCC Foundation and its goals,” said Miller. “We strive to provide a valuable service to the community and we truly appreciate their support of those efforts.”

2018 Special Guest

Coming Soon!


Tickets are only $50 each. Every ticket holder receives:

  • $25 gift certificate, which is donated by Jay’s Sporting Goods
  • Limited edition print
  • Evening of exclusive shopping
  • Exceptional food donated by local food vendors
  • A chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay's Sporting Goods

Contact Matt Miller at or 989-386-6600 for ticket information.


Our event sponsors are a critical part of this fundraising event. Over 93 local businesses and individuals supported the Northern Tradition in 2015.

Learn more about becoming a Sponsor for the A Northern Tradition event.

Sponsorship Info Flyer (PDF) for 2017

Contact Matt Miller at or 989-386-6600 if you are interested in being a sponsor.

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