I saw tonight that Denard had started promoting his new charitable foundation on social media and thought I'd share a link with the board.
It looks like he has a free youth camp planned for 7/11/15 and is raising money to (among other things) provide needy children with a new pair of back to school shoes. I'd definitely recommend taking a look at the site and even finding ways to show some support for Denard. The store has tee shirts and hoodies and 100% of proceeds go towards the mission.
Thanks to the MGoBlog Commnity for making this year's UMDC alumni auction more successful. We're down to the last 24 hours and there are still some great deals available. 100% of the money from this goes to scholarships to Michigan for DC kids.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in the executive education class at Ross please bring this to their attention. It's a great way to get a steep discount on the class (currently less than 10% of retail value) while helping students attend Michigan.
Thanks again and Go Blue!
It appears that our good old destroyer of OL's is giving back to the (Mexican) community. Love seeing our former players help change the world. Go Blue!
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The Chicken Littles vs. Polly Annas betting thread that reshp1 (I think?) was doing earlier in the fall dropped off after it became apparent that this season would be an abyss of sadness, but they were cool while they lasted. Nice way to get folks to give to good causes. I thought it'd be fun to resurrect them now that we have a thing which we pretty much all agree has a clearly binary positive/negative outcome, much as a football game does: Harbaugh 2 Michigan 4 Lyfe, Or Not. Praise Harbaugh.
I am in the camp of people who don't think he is coming.
That said, if he does come, I will give a $25 cash donation to the charity of choice* of the first person to reply to this thread.** If he does not come, that same first responder has to make a $25 donation to the Washington Animal Rescue League (warl.org).
Any subsequent posters can offer similar person-to-person wagers, with the first responder to that comment completing the wager.
Meanwhile, I will be hoping that someone takes this bet and that I then lose it.
*No political or politically-tinged charities. Let's keep this place politics-free.
**I am also willing to eat a lemon in lieu of making a donation, and post a video of said eating.
With all the current negativity going around, I thought it would be a nice time to bring up something positive! I have a good friend in Ann Arbor that has helped organize a chili cook off event for a good cause and I wanted to spread the message to the mgoblog community.
It's called the Ann Arbor Chili Chowdown and it is being held in observance of domestic violence awareness month. Former Michigan running back Jamie Morris will be the event's MC and he will be joined by John Navarre as well as other former Michigan Football players. It will be hosted at Ron's Roadside Barbeque at 5850 Pontiac Trail on Sunday 10/12, from 12:00pm-3:00pm. There will be live music, entertainment, and a ton of local restaurants contributing (Zingerman's, The Brown Jug, Charley's, Black Pearl, Grizzly Peak and more).
100% of proceeds go to the SafeHouse Center of Ann Arbor, a shelter that provides support for women and children impacted by domestic violence or sexual assualt in Washtenaw County.
Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door. Link to the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/791739284211770/