The 8th Annual TC Patriot Game is Benefiting Veterans In Crisis








The TC Patriot Game Is Bigger Than Football.

Take the biggest cross-town high school football rivalry in northern Michigan, add an event that honors active duty military, veterans, first responders and those from northern Michigan who recently died serving their country – and you have a game that attracts over 10,000 enthusiastic fans.

The TC Patriot Game invites active duty military, veterans and first responders onto the field in a pre-game ceremony that honors their service and sacrifice. The names of those who have been killed in action are solemnly read aloud while the US Coast Guard does a helicopter fly-over.

This game began as a way to teach students and the community that men and women from northern Michigan are making a sacrifice every day to protect the freedoms that we enjoy.

Through sponsorships and the sale of commemorative t-shirts, students help to raise money to support a veteran organizations that works in northern Michigan. Student Senators from both schools interview a variety of veteran groups and select one that will receive the proceeds. This year the group selected is Veterans In Crisis. Veterans in Crisis works in 21 northern Michigan counties as a safety net when veterans need emergency help. Learn more about them at

Active duty military, veterans and first responders can attend the game for free. They will also be guests at a free tailgate party that will be held in the parking lot of the State Police post on 14 th street (across the street from the game.)

The TC Patriot Game – Honoring northern Michigan heroes.

Sponsors: Be a part of the biggest high school sporting event in northern Michigan

Approximately 10,000 spectators gather to watch the rivalry, and more importantly, pay tribute to area Veterans, Active Duty, and First Responders.

Presenting Sponsors

The support of these generous organizations allows us to bring you the TC Patriot Game!

Anne & Les Biederman Foundation

Joe Charlton

Harold Elston

Supporting Sponsors

In-kind donations from these generous organizations help support the TC Patriot Game!

Jamie & Justin Keillor

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