Things that matter most

Submitted by mi93 on April 5th, 2011 at 7:01 PM

We’re a couple weeks away from the massive void that is playoff hockey and basketball.  What is close at hand before then are exciting M events: Lion Kim at the Masters, the Frozen Four and the Spring ‘Game’.  Sure, we have our other Winter and Spring sports at UofM to cheer, but it’s the latter of this year's ‘April Three’ that likely stirs us most.  Without the winged helmets, not much else matters.  Or does it?

As has been well documented here, this year’s last football practice has been dubbed the Mott Spring Game.  And to boot, there’s a post today regarding the matching commitment from the Beam family – an unbelievable commitment at that.

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is a blessing to those in southeastern Michigan.  It is the best insurance you can have if you have children – insurance being something you’re willing to pay for but hope to never use.  As I’m sure many of you are aware, Brian Griese, Steve Hutchinson and Charles Woodson have made significant contributions to that insurance tab with donations to Mott and have collectively made it their personal missions to make a difference with the construction of the new Mott hospital.

Being ‘all in’ has become a consistent theme of late.  Hopefully, we can all agree that being ‘All In for Mott’ is a great thing.  And beyond the Spring game contributions and other fund raisers around Ann Arbor, there’s amazing events through Griese/Hutchinson/Woodson Champions for Children campaign.  The fund raising events for Mott ( include tailgates at multiple locations around the country and an annual event in Ann Arbor.

Personally, I have been fortunate enough to never need Mott.  Neighbors of mine have needed the services of Mott for 2 of their children, as has our AD. I appreciate that we’re all in different positions to give and subsequently, we all can’t attend events like those in the Champions for Children campaign, but given how important Mott is to kids, and to our legacy as a Michigan community, I hope you’ll spare a few bucks at the Mott Spring Game.



April 5th, 2011 at 7:30 PM ^

Absolutely.  As a four year Dance Marathon dancer, I've seen first hand what Mott's has done for a number of families throughout the state.  Next time you see one of those DM bucketers outside of Crisler or Yost, even a little extra change goes a long way.

Wolverine Convert

April 5th, 2011 at 11:06 PM ^

Our youngest daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor her senior year in high school and had emergency surgery to remove it. Thankfully it was benign but she still underwent extreme surgery and was in intensive care for a week. She is now a junior at Hope College and doing great with no long term effects.

Needless to say, we have a soft spot in our hearts for Mott Children's Hospital and the miracles they perform every day. We are blessed to have such a world class facility in Ann Arbor.

Please give what you can to this very worthy and special cause.



Desmonlon Edwoodson

April 8th, 2011 at 9:17 AM ^

You cannot start a thread about things that matter most without at least mentioning trash bags and toilet paper.  Total.  Societal.  Collapse.  (I suppose at least a shoutout should go to diet soda as well).

WIth that said My sister spent some time at Mott, and I am a big fan--any discretionary dollars not going to the Humane Society and the ASPCA should totally go to them.