Army vs. Navy Rivalry Coming to Dexter

The historic rivalry of Army v. Navy is coming to Dexter for our entertainment and to support a great cause.

Dexter High School’s Social Justice Club is hosting its second annual Army v. Navy Wheelchair Basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the high school gym as a student body assembly.

All proceeds from the game go to the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital through the Holder of the Year Foundation. The Peter Mortell Holder of the Year award is a tongue-in-cheek, informal award given to the top holder in college football in the United States and has become an avenue for charitable contributions.

The University of Michigan’s football holder, Garrett Moores, received the award in 2016 and designated the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor for contributions; a place U of M’s football players frequently visit and spend time with patients.

Funds raised from the Army/Navy Wheelchair Basketball game will used for a number of services at the VA – Psychiatric Services, Women Veterans Program, Mental Health, the Holiday Fund, Health Care Services for Homeless Vets, and many more.

The event is for students only but if you would like to support them in their fundraising, you can do so at http://holderoftheyear.org/index.php/about

Written By
More from Doug Marrin

Dexter Rotary Plants Trees Near New Sports Fields

Dexter Rotary spearheaded a tree-planting effort this past Friday and Saturday, May...
Read More