Ferris State & Northwood Team Up With Make-A-Wish Foundation To Host “Two Teams, One Dream” For Midland Child’s Wish

Ferris State & Northwood Team Up With Make-A-Wish Foundation To Host “Two Teams, One Dream” For Midland Child’s Wish

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Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University and Northwood University Student Athletic Advisory Committees (S.A.A.C.) have teamed up with the Make-A-Wish foundation to host "Two Teams, One Dream" for Clark Crawford, a child of the Midland community who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, at this Saturday's GLIAC football game to be held at Hantz Stadium in Midland. 

The "Two Teams, One Dream" event will feature the Ferris State Bulldogs against the Northwood Timberwolves with a scheduled kickoff at 12 p.m. (ET). Before and during the game, the Ferris State and Northwood S.A.A.C.'s will sell "Two Teams, One Dream" shirts, in red and blue, for the Bulldog and Timberwolves fans respectively. 

During the game, there will also be various contests to help fulfill Clark Crawford's $5,000 wish of going to the 2014 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J.

In addition to the fFootball contest, the Bulldog athletic teams have also conducted fundraising in the Big Rapids area. The next fundraiser will be hosted by the women's cross country team and will take place at the Bulldog men's ice hockey home contest on November 15 against Bowling Green at the Ewigleben Ice Arena.

For more information about the "Two Teams, One Dream" event along with the Ferris State University Make-A-Wish fundraising dates, or those interested in donating should contact David Silversmith at (989) 400-3311 or Silverd1@ferris.edu.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) annually hosts student representatives from all sixteen higher education member institutions. The objective of this two-day conference is to swap fundraising ideas between members, promote new fundraising ideas, learn how to use the marketing mix to within each member's given circumstances to make the best possible outcome, and to create fundraising partnerships between members. Each institution is required to give a strategic plan on fundraising for Make-A-Wish to ensure that fundraising goals are given the opportunity to be met.

Since its inception in 1984, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan – chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America – has brought joy into the lives of thousands of people in our Michigan community through its important wish-granting mission. There are more than 450 medically eligible Michigan kids awaiting their true wishes. Be a part of this magic and Bring Joy in your community. The Foundation has granted more than 7,000 wishes with 80% of the Foundation's expenditures directly related to program services (wish granting). The Foundation has offices in Detroit, Brighton and Grand Rapids. For more information, call 800.622.9474 (WISH) or visit www.wishmich.org