Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Husain Bazzi will earn his Eagle Scout badge for his efforts to fix Hemlock Park's basketball courts.
Dearborn teen Husain Bazzi is taking it upon himself to fix up his neighborhood park–and he needs the public's help. Bazzi, who will start his senior year at Fordson High School in September, is raising $800 to pay for the resurfacing and improvement of the basketball courts at Hemlock Park. He plans to lead a group of volunteers in doing the work, too, which would include resealing the asphalt, marking the courts, and replacing the nets. "I used to play at Hemlock's courts, and I realized that the condition is deteriorating," he explained. "There are cracks across the playing court; there are no lines. "It's playable, but it's something that could and should be restored." Bazzi said he realized that continued cuts to Dearborn's city …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tickets are still available for the fashion fundraiser happening Monday, June 25, in support of Dearborn resident Melissa Kania, who recently had a liver transplant.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The fundraiser for the Dearborn Animal Shelter an veterinary students takes place June 8.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Helping to fulfill the dreams of Megan Darr-Soroka, a popular manager at Cheli’s Chili Bar in Detroit, the Megan's Dreams Golf Outing will return to Dearborn on Friday, June 8. The fundraiser contributes to an endowment fund for Michigan State University veterinary students and the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Celebrating her life and passion for animals and those who care for them, the Megan's Dreams Golf Outing honors Darr-Soroka, who was murdered in 2007. “Collaboration between two nonprofits is key to Megan’s Dreams,” shares Friends Development Director Kelle Sisung. “We’ve come together to create a truly unique outing that stands apart from the rest.” Former Detroit Red Wing Chris Chelios will serve as the honorary co-…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Melissa Kania, who works with the East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority, needs help covering medical bills for a liver transplant.
In 2011, Dearborn resident and East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority Executive Assistant Melissa Kania had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic prescribed to her. This allergic reaction has caused her to have vanishing bile duct syndrome, and more than a year later, she is in need of a liver transplant. Though Kania is high on the waiting list, her family and friends are looking to make sure that finances are not a problem as she recovers, and are hosting two fundraisers to help. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held for Kania on June 2 at St. Mary’s School, located at 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Road in Pinckney. According to the Kania family, “We are looking for you all to join us so that we can get Melissa the medical care she …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Relay for Life of Dearborn takes place from 10 a.m. May 12-10 a.m. May 13 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
Relay for Life of Dearborn takes place from 10 a.m. May 12-10 a.m. May 13 outside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Key activities include: Find out more about Dearborn's Relay event, or make a donation on their website.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
HYPE Athletics will host a fundraiser and ribbon cutting at their new facility on Friday, May 4.
Just 18 months ago, HYPE Athletics broke ground for its new facility in Dearborn Heights . And on Monday, May 14, the 104,000 square foot facility–located on Warren Avenue just west of Hines Drive–will officially open for business. A visit to the facility now shows a mixture of a happy calm and frantic preparations. Crews paint walls, pound hammers and talk logistics. HYPE staff–waiting for their new offices to be completed–work at whatever free space they can find. But even as the finishing touches are added, the foundation paints a clear picture of the vision of HYPE’s newest chapter: a $6.8 million, full-service community center, serving thousands of local families in Wayne County and beyond with everything from sports and recreation …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Crystallettes Senior Synchronized Skating Team will be heading to Sweden this month, and are hosting a fundraiser send off on April 4.
It was hard work that got the Dearborn Figure Skating Club's Crystalletes Senior Synchronized Skating Team ready to head to the world championships in Sweden April 12-14. But it's support from the community that will help offset the costs, and give them a proper sendoff. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser and silent auction will be held Wednesday, April 4, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center. Proceeds will help take the financial burden off of the team and their families as they prepare to compete in the World Synchronized Skating Championships in Goteburg, Sweden. Tickets for the fundraiser are $10 for adults, $5 for skaters and children ages 6-12. Children ages five and under may attend for free. Additionally, the Dearborn …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Got questions? We've got answers.
Dearborn Patch reader Jessie McDonald asked on our Facebook page: Are there any charity runs (5K, 10K) coming up in the city? Dearborn has a number of running events–some for charity, some certified races, some just for fun. Every April, Running Fit brings the Martian Marathon to Dearborn, which includes a 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon and kids marathon. Registration is open and can be done at www.martianmarathon.com. The event takes place April 14, with start times beginning at 7:15 a.m. at Ford Field. The Martian Marathon donates a portion of proceeds each year to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training, which also fundraises through runners. The Dearborn Animal Shelter hosts the Mutt Strut every May, with the 2012 …
Friday, January 27, 2012
A percentage of purchases at Buffalo Wild Wings will go to support the organization on Jan. 30.
Supporting the Dearborn Special Olympics is as easy as ordering a basket of chicken wings on Monday, Jan. 30. From 11 a.m.-midnight Monday, diners at the Dearborn Buffalo Wild Wings location can present a coupon to have 20 percent of their purchase go toward supporting the Dearborn Special Olympics group. Print the coupon directly from Dearborn Patch by clicking on the attached PDF. Dearborn Special Olympics organizer and coach Joe Pellegrino, whose son also participates in the group, explained that funds raised go toward assisting in paying for uniforms, equipment and competition fees. Though Dearborn has never sent any kids to national Special Olympics competitions, they have gone on to statewide games. "One of our goals is to get some …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A fundraiser will be held Jan. 25 for Edsel Ford High School graduate Brandon Thomas, who was diagnosed this month with Burkitt's Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Six months ago, Brandon Thomas was fresh off his graduation from Edsel Ford High School, riding high on his accomplishments in sports and carrying a reputation as a smart young man with unshakable drive. But when Thomas got sick and had his tonsils removed just after Christmas, his family didn’t expect what came next: A biopsy report revealed that 18-year-old Brandon has Burkitt’s Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Community members–including parents whose children have grown up with Thomas–have come together to organize a fundraiser to help pay for the Thomas family’s mounting health care bills. The fundraiser will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. at O’Kelly Lounge, located at 32663 Park Street in west Dearborn. Chris Phillips, the fundraiser’s …