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Survivor’s Skupin is MMCC’s special guest

Survivor participant Mike Skupin

Survivor participant Mike Skupin

The Mid Michigan Community College Foundation will welcome Mike Skupin, former two-time contestant on the TV series Survivor, as the special guest at its annual fundraiser—A Northern Tradition.

Skupin will join nearly 800 attendees at the unique event at Jay’s Sporting Goods in Clare on April 21, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

Skupin is something of a jack of all trades—successful business man and entrepreneur, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and sports enthusiast.  He is a Michigan native who, with his wife Karen, has seven children.

Perhaps best known for his two appearances on the television series Survivor, Skupin competed once in 2011, where he had to leave the series unexpectedly for medical reasons.  He returned to the series in 2012 to compete in the Philippines, and he tied for second place.

“We’re very excited to have Mike as our special guest,” said Matt Miller, Director of the MMCC Foundation.  “He has a number of wonderful stories to share, and they cover a wide range of topics.  I’m sure that guests will really enjoy speaking with him.”

Attendees will have a chance to meet and interact with Skupin during the event.  There will also be an autograph session.

Tickets are now available for the annual fundraiser. Last year, more than 800 people attended A Northern Tradition, allowing the MMCC Foundation to raise over $120,000 for student and community advancement.  More than $1 Million has been raised by this event since it began.For a $50 ticket, each attendee receives a $25 gift certificate to Jay’s Sporting goods, the commemorative print, and a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate to Jay’s.  About fourteen area restaurants will also be serving free food, and a number of interesting demonstrators will make it an evening to remember.

The MMCC Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to enhance Mid Michigan Community College’s services to its students and the community through fund development, scholarships, program development, and improved facilities.

The Foundation’s largest program, Students of Promise, was established to promote academic achievement, cultural awareness, and higher education to academically promising middle and high school students who face significant challenges in their lives.

For additional information about the 2013 A Northern Tradition.

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