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Update 6/6: I joined Sam and Ira on WTKA 1050AM this morning to talk about the golf outing, Michigan From the Heart, Sam’s physique, Ron Kramer and more!   Full audio here:

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Support the 16th Annual Golf  Classic benefitting Michigan From The Heart!  It takes place Saturday, June 16th, 2012 with special guests Brady Hoke, Zoltan Mesko, Jamar Adams and others.

I’ll be out there, so should you, and I understand they still have a few slots left.  For non-alums, this is great opportunity to experience the great Alister MacKenzie designed Blue course.

Most Michigan fans know about From The Heart – it’s the program that benefits the student-athletes who visit Mott on Thursday evenings.  Here more  info on MFTH:

For nearly 20 years, Michigan From The Heart has served as an inspiration to both University of Michigan student-athletes and the pediatric patients and families of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. On Thursday evenings, Michigan From The Heart arranges visits to the hospital by student-athletes who offer a welcome distraction by spending time with patients and families. Patients are then given the opportunity to watch the athletes in action by attending University of Michigan sporting events as special guests of the team. They even meet the players after their games for photos and autographs. Michigan From The Heart provides further support to these children through their contributions to the hospital’s Child and Family Life department and by spearheading smaller, yet much needed initiatives that otherwise go unfunded.

Check out their excellent YouTube promo:

 

They are still looking for sponsors and as this post goes online they still have slots for golfers—check out more info here.

More here:
Michigan From The Heart program (official site)
From the Heart Outing Recap (2011)
‘Michigan From the Heart’ Radio (2011 WTKA audio)

Ok, not a movie, but  here’s a very well produced piece about one of my favorite programs, Michigan ‘From The Heart’.   

From some background:  I got the pleasure to see the student athletes in action on a Thursday night up in the children’s floors of Mott Hospital (virtual double chest pound to Moundros, Omameh and Cronin—those guys are amazing).   I also golfed in their outing this summer out at the UM Golf Course – a great event.

This is great cause to get behind.  Here’s more about what they do:

 

More here:
Michigan From The Heart program (official site)
From the Heart Outing Recap
‘Michigan From the Heart’ Radio (04-22 WTKA audio)

Get gear:
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[Update 6/3 12pm - . I jumped on WTKA this morning to promote the event and discuss SweaterVest McCheaty Pants, 1964, the Little Brown Jug and more.  Here’s the clip:

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A spy told me there’s still a couple foursomes available in this Sunday’s  Michigan From the Heart Golf Outing at the U-M Golf Course.  Interested?  Go to their dedicated website here. I’ll be there with a few former athletes and no doubt a few surprise guests.  Sign up now! Registration is at 10am, shot gun start at noon.

Why support this cause?  The Michigan ‘Michigan From the Heart’ program, among other things, arranges for the hospital visits by U-M athletes to the kids and their families at CS Mott.

Did you know the program has it roots back in 1991?  Did you know that Desmond (Magic) Howard had a role in its founding?  Did you know it’s a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization? Do you know the Michigan hoops and in particular the Fab Five was heavily involved at the beginning (and many of the guys are still today)?   Do you know how you can ensure this program continues for decades to come?   I discussed these things and more back in April on WTKA.

Hope to see you Sunday.

To help:
* Want to donate or get  involved with the programClick here!
* Buy one of the great shirts from my friends at Moe’s and Underground printing – proceeds help MFTH:

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Go Blue and Go Mott!