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A Northern Tradition Returns to Jay’s Sporting Goods

21st Annual Event


The 21st annual A Northern Tradition, a fundraiser for Mid Michigan College sponsored by Jay’s Sporting Goods, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 14 in Clare.

This unique event has raised more than $1.7 million over the last 20 years, benefiting the students at Mid Michigan College. Proceeds from A Northern Tradition support vital needs like scholarships, program development, improved facilities, and student success initiatives.

“The response from the community has always been tremendous,” said Alexa Carey, Executive Director of the Mid Foundation. “The College and Jay’s Sporting Goods are excited to host one of the most anticipated events of the year. We expect over 600 attendees will help us raise about $100,000 to support students at Mid.”

Tickets to the event are just $50 each. Ticket holders will receive a $35 Jay’s gift certificate to spend that night in the store. The store is open only to event attendees, who also receive a print by former Mid President Carol Churchill and free food from local restaurants. Prizes, silent auctions, and demonstrations will round out the evening of fun.

Each ticket also enters a drawing for a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting Goods.

Tickets are available at Mid’s Harrison and Mt. Pleasant campuses, Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare, or online at

“We’re looking forward to making the 21st A Northern Tradition one of the best ever,” said Carey. “We’re so grateful for the community members and local businesses who step up to support higher education.”

For more information about A Northern Tradition, visit


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