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Letterwinners Enjoy Weekend in NYC
Feb. 5, 2016

On November 28th, before the Michigan vs. Ohio State football game, The Letterwinners M Club held its annual raffle in the M Room at the University of Michigan Golf Course clubhouse. The raffle was held to raise funds for the postgraduate scholarship fund and other club initiatives. Tickets were available for purchase at $50 each and the raffle ended up raising over $6,500. The grand prize for the raffle included round trip airfare to New York City, hotel accommodations, and two tickets to the Madison Square Garden basketball/ice hockey double header between Michigan and Penn State on January 30th. The winner of the grand prize, Chris DeJong (Swimming and Diving, 2006), was kind enough to share his experience.

Chris and his wife Jessica (Cross Country and Track, 2005) attended the basketball and hockey games, while having a great time exploring New York City: "The first thing we did when we got to New York was find a slice of pizza. We live in Chicago so finding good thin-crust pizza is a challenge. After that we walked around and just took in the city."

The basketball and hockey teams both triumphed over Penn State and Chris said the experience at Madison Square Garden was memorable: "We had each never been to Madison Square Garden before so that was a real thrill for both of us."

With the Letterwinners M Club taking care of all the arrangements and logistics, they were able to enjoy the city and the games: "The Letterwinners M Club was awesome helping us schedule flight and hotel arrangements. They really made the trip easy for us."


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