TC Patriot Game Receives Grant

May 3, 2019

Contact: Mike Kent (231) 492-4158/

TC Patriot Game Receives Grant

From Biederman Foundation

 Traverse City, Mich.— Northern Michigan Veterans will get a boost for emergency assistance thanks to a Biederman Family Foundation Grant.  The Foundation today announced a $2,000 grant to the TC Patriot Game.  Proceeds from the game this year support a local organization called Veterans In Crisis.

Veterans In Crisis works in 21 northern Michigan Counties to provide emergency relief for Veterans.  They help out with a wide range of situations that can include help with paying rent, emergency food supplies, help with tuition payments or other needs that arise.

The TC Patriot Game will be held September 20th.  The game takes place during the annual football clash between Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School.  The game is used to honor active duty military, Veterans, first responders and those from northern Michigan who have been killed in action while serving their country or community.

Money is raised to support a Veteran organization chosen by students from both schools.  Donations come through sponsorships, grants and the sale of commemorative shirts.

“This game has a huge impact on our community and the men and women who serve our community,” says Ross Biederman from the Biederman Family Foundation.  “It is an honor for our family to once again play a role in assisting Veterans in need.”

Commemorative shirts are expected to go on sale in August and will be available in multiple locations.

The Presenting Sponsor of the game is Fox Grand Traverse.  Other sponsors include Serra of Traverse City, Williams Chevy, 4 Front Credit Union, Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union and Traverse City Area Public Schools.  Supporting sponsors include Meijer, Bill Marsh Auto, McMillen’s Instant Framer, Allen-Kent Photography, Jimmy John’s, Pepsi and Buffalo Wild Wings. Donations are accepted at TC Patriot Game, P.O. Box 5433, Traverse City, MI 49696.

More information about the game is available at the school’s athletic offices or at

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