Ferris State & Northwood To Present $5,000 Donation To Make-A-Wish Foundation This Thursday

Ferris State & Northwood To Present $5,000 Donation To Make-A-Wish Foundation This Thursday

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University and Northwood University Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) will present the Make-A-Wish foundation with a $5,000 donation at the Bulldogs' home basketball contests this Thursday (Jan. 23) for Clark Crawford, a child of the Midland community who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

The "Two Teams, One Dream" presentation will take place this Thursday night as the Bulldogs and Timberwolves battle in GLIAC men's and women's basketbal action at FSU's Jim Wink Arena. The women's game tips off at 6 p.m. (ET) with the men's game to follow at approximately 8 p.m. (ET).

The Ferris State and Northwood SAAC organizations will present the check for $5,000 to the Make-A-Wish foundation at halftime of one of the games during the evening doubleheader. During the event, students from both Northwood and Ferris State will also be taking orders for the official "Two Teams, One Dream" shirts.

The two schools' SAAC organizations teamed up to raise funds to help fullfill Clark's wish of attending the 2014 Super Bowl thru the "Two Teams, One Dream" campaign. 

In addition to Thursday's home presentation, the Bulldog SAAC members will also travel to Northwood on February 13 to present the $5,000 dollar donation in front of the Midland Community during the Ferris State at Northwood basketball contests. The Bulldog athletic teams will also continue fundraising for the general Make-A-Wish fund for the remainder of the spring semester. To date, the Bulldogs have raised just over $2,000 since the fall semester.

For more information about the "Two Teams, One Dream" event along with Ferris State-Northwood Make-A-Wish fundraising dates, or those who are interested in donating should contact FSU SAAC member David Silversmith at (989) 400-3311 or via email at:

About the Student Athletic Advisory Committee:

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) hosts student representatives from all 16 higher education member institutions. The objective of this two-day conference is to swap fundraising ideas between members, promote new fundraising ideas, learn how to use the marketing mix within each member's given circumstance to make the best possible outcome, and to create fundraising partnerships between members. Each institution is required to give a strategic plan on fundraising for Make-A-Wish to ensure that fundraising goals are given the opportunity to be met.


Since its inception in 1984, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan – chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America – has brought joy into the lives of thousands of people in our Michigan community through its important wish-granting mission. There are more than 450 medically eligible Michigan kids awaiting their true wishes. Be a part of this magic and Bring Joy in your community. The Foundation has granted more than 7,000 wishes with 80% of the Foundation's expenditures directly related to program services (wish granting). The Foundation has offices in Detroit, Brighton and Grand Rapids. For more information, call 800.622.9474 (WISH) or visit www.wishmich.org