Traverse City, Mich.— An organization aimed at helping Veterans in emergency situations has been named as the beneficiary of this year’s TC Patriot Game. Student Senators from both Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School selected Veterans In Crisis after interviewing five Veteran organizations tonight.
Veterans In Crisis dedicates money to help Veterans who may be struggling to make rent payments, help with college tuition, electric bills or lack of food. Last
year the organization distributed over $18,000 to Veterans in need.
“The Student Senators were impressed with the ability of Veterans In Crisis to reach out to a variety of Veterans with a diversity of need,” says TC Patriot Game President, Scott Herzberg. Herzberg noted the Senators struggled making their decision because all five presenting organizations demonstrated a dramatic
impact in helping area Veterans.
The Senators set a goal of raising at least $25,000 for Veterans at this year’s Game. “I’m excited that the students set such a high target,” says Herzberg, “I’m confident that with their efforts and the support of the community we can reach the goal, and have a greater impact on Veterans.” Last year the game raised a record amount and distributed $16,000 to Warrior Sailing. Since it began, the game has distributed $81,000 to Veteran causes.
Now in its eighth year, the TC Patriot Game takes place during the clash between rival Central and West football teams. The game is used to honor local
active duty military, Veterans, first responders and those who have died in service to our country.
Money is raised through sponsorships and the sale of commemorative shirts. This year the game will be held Friday, September 20 th at Thirlby Field.
The Presenting Sponsor of the game is Fox Grand Traverse. Other sponsors include Serra of Traverse City, Williams Chevy, 4 Front Credit Union, Traverse
Catholic Federal Credit Union and Traverse City Area Public Schools. Supporting sponsors are Meijer, Bill Marsh Auto, McMillen’s Instant Framer, Allen-Kent Photography, Jimmy John’s, Pepsi and Buffalo Wild Wings. More information, along with sponsorship opportunities is available at: http://www.TCPatriotGame.com. Information about the Veteran organization is available at: http://www.VeteransInCrisis.org.