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

This year’s event features a number of special guests that will appeal to sports and outdoors enthusiasts alike.

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 MVP.

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.

“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.”

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 fourteen 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 Meghan Keen at or 989.386.6651.

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