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Battle for the Houses: Sept. 22 - Oct. 21, 2023
Saturday, October 21st, 4:00 PM EDT
Find opportunities to Battle for your favorite Ronald McDonald House below!
Inspired by the Duckett family, who stayed at RMHC Ann Arbor while their son was hospitalized, Battle for the Houses is a friendly competition to build awareness and raise funds for RMHC Ann Arbor (GO BLUE!) and RMHC Mid-Michigan (GO GREEN!).
How you can support the “Go Green” or “Go Blue” team:
The competition ends when the clock runs out on today's UM/MSU Rivalry football game! Scores will be tallied and the winner will be announced next week. The winning Chapter will proudly display the RMHC Paul Bunyan trophy…until next year!
Born and raised in Kalamazoo MI, Todd is CEO of Duckett Enterprises, Founder of New World Flood, Co-Owner of Duckett Brothers Facilities Management and Co-Founder of The Black Success Network & Career Training Camp. TJ is a former NFL running back and First Round draft pick by the Atlanta Falcons eventually playing for the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, and Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at Michigan State University, where in 2001 he caught a pass in the endzone with plenty of time left on the clock to beat that other school down the road and bring Paul Bunyon home.
In 2022, his youngest son was born with severe congenital heart complications requiring 2 open heart surgeries at U of M in his first year of life. Even though Ann Arbor is only an hour away, being able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House was a huge relief during those extended hospital stays. Todd was already familiar with the the Mid-Michigan Ronald McDonald House after spending many hours volunteering there with Lunch with a Purpose. With both houses holding a special place in his heart, he is ready to Battle for the Houses and bring another trophy home to East Lansing! Learn more at IamTheReignmaker.com
Mike Martin is a proud native of Detroit, Michigan. His career is rooted in finance practicing as a fully licensed financial planner at Wealth Strategies Financial Group*, a comprehensive investment, insurance and retirement planning firm.
As a proud graduate of the University of Michigan, Mike stays involved with the football program as a mentor to current players and was formally the president of the UM Football Alumni. Mike entered the NFL as the 82nd overall pick in the 2012 Draft to the Tennessee Titans.
Brittany is Mike’s partner in life and they have 2 beautiful children, Maijor and Miora. In his free time Mike loves to spend time with friends, family and giving back to his community. The Mike Martin Youth Gauntlet in partnership with the L.E.A.D. Foundation provides an opportunity for local youth to engage in football while learning from coaches, community advocates and business leaders. Mike believes exposing children to meaningful opportunities and experiences has exponential positive impact.
The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
A world where all children have access to medical care and their families are supported and actively involved in their child’s care.
RMHC Ann Arbor:
Ronald McDonald House Charities Ann Arbor has served more than 32,000 families since opening our doors in 1985. Spearheaded by the Junior Service League (now the Junior League of Ann Arbor), the project was a collaborative effort with C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and the community. Originally able to accommodate 24 families each night, an expansion in 1992 increased that number to 29. A second House built on the 10th floor of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital added another 12 rooms in 2011. Two additional family guest rooms were constructed in the Main House in 2018, bringing the total number of rooms between our two Houses to 43. www.rmhcannarbor.org
In June 2000, after years of research, planning, fundraising and designing, the Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan opened their doors to families, partners and donors in Greater Lansing.
Our House serves nearly 200 families annually from local communities across the state of Michigan, families from around the U.S. and families from other countries, with the mission to provide a warm and caring home-away-from-home during families’ greatest time of stress and difficulty—the illness of their child.
Our House provides families with a place they can have home-cooked meals, a place for siblings to play and a comfortable space to sleep close to the hospital room where they spend countless hours with a sick child. Conveniently located across from Sparrow Hospital, families are able to stay close to their children while they are healing. www.rmhmm.org
For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities please contact:
RMHC Mid-Michigan (Lansing) - Amy Stanton [email protected] or 517-485-9303
RMHC Ann Arbor - Sara Thompson [email protected] or 313-407-2469