Monday, March 12, 2012

Appreciate + Reciprocate

If you haven't already noticed, the blog gets pretty quiet when Michigan athletics are going swimmingly during the off-season. I mean, what else more can I say: Hoke, recruit harder?; Hoops, overachieve more?; Hockey, make me poop my pants again? I'll do an off-season "state of mind" post one of these days but for now, I wanted to help get the word out about a pretty cool event, especially if you're in Ann Arbor, being ran by a current senior at Michigan. Details below. Be sure to check out the website:

Because he can.

Eat Dinner with a Michigan Football Legend

Appreciate + Reciprocate is a sponsored student organization at the University of Michigan dedicated to community service and fundraising for the LSA Emergency Student Aid Fund. Its largest fundraiser is an annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction.

What is the Appreciate + Reciprocate Benefit Dinner?

On March 28th, Appreciate + Reciprocate will be holding its second annual Benefit Dinner. The dinner will be held in the Jack Roth Stadium Club, located in the East Tower of Michigan Stadium. Speakers for the event will be:

Former Head Football Coach Lloyd Carr
Head Football Coach Brady Hoke
Former Michigan/NFL Player Dhani Jones
Michigan Football Team Captain Mike Martin

What will be available in the Silent Auction?

Michigan basketball fans will be exited to hear that items will include a tour of the brand new Player Development Center with Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Bacari Alexander and a game of 1 on 1 basketball with former Michigan Basketball Team Captain CJ Lee.

We also have several sponsors that have donated items, with highlights including an aerial sightseeing tour of Ann Arbor.

What does this event support?

All proceeds from the event will benefit the LSA Emergency Student Aid Fund. This fund exists to keep Michigan students in sudden, extreme financial need in school. Appreciate + Reciprocate members believe that a financial crisis should never keep students from completing their education.

How do I get more information, donate, or purchase tickets?

Visit the Appreciate + Reciprocate website:, or email the Benefit Dinner Chair, Mark Wilhelm, at

Tickets for the event are $100 each, $50 for students. Tickets may also be purchased on behalf of students financially unable to attend the event, and table sponsorships are available for groups.