Traverse City, Mich.— The basketball clash between Traverse City Central and West high schools had a moment of unity this afternoon. Students from the rival schools
shared cheers as they celebrated the success of the annual T.C. Patriot Game. During the halftime of the basketball game, the Warrior Sailing program received a check for $16,000 from student senators at both schools.
The T.C. Patriot Game was held last September when both schools met on the football field. The game raises money for a Veteran organization through the sales of
commemorative shirts and sponsorships. Student Senators interviewed a variety of Veteran causes and unanimously chose Warrior Sailing to be the recipient organization.
Warrior Sailing had its inaugural season in northern Michigan last year. It uses competitive sailing for Veterans to promote camaraderie and encourage healing from
physical and mental injuries.
The $16,000 check was a record amount since the Game first began. “We were blessed with perfect weather and a tremendous amount of support for Veterans,” says T.C. Patriot Game Chair, Scott Herzberg. Last year was the seventh year for the game. Since it began, $81,000 has been distributed to a variety of Veteran causes.
The TC Patriot Game began when football coaches from both schools wanted to demonstrate to their players that men and women around the world sacrifice every day to
protect our freedom.
Game sponsors included Bill Marsh Auto, Fox Motors, Serra of Traverse City, Williams Chevy, 4-Front Credit Union, Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union, the Anne and Les Biederman Family Foundation and Traverse City Area Public Schools. Additional support was received from Meijer, McMillen’s Custom Framing, Allen-Kent
Photography, Jimmy John’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Team Elmer’s, Armour Siding and Gallagher’s Carpet & Flooring.