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These are real life problems faced by people living in Michigan’s beautiful but remote Upper Peninsula – problems which Northwoods AirLifeline was formed to address.

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Packers Coming to Iron Mountain

On April 8, 2017 the Green Bay Packers will be coming to Iron Mountain, MI as part of their 2017 Tailgate
Tour.  This promises to be one of the largest events of the year, drawing hundreds of people from Iron Mountain and the surrounding areas.

The Green Bay Packer Tailgate Tour is a community outreach tour that serves as a thank you to their loyal fans while also assisting a local charity.  Fans will have the opportunity for up-close and personal visits with  President/CEO Mark Murphy of the Green Bay Packers, players Brett Hundley, Aaron Ripkowski and Jake Ryan, and Packers alumni Robert Ferguson, Ahman Green and Ryan Longwell.

The tour will take place aboard a customized motor coach emblazoned with the “Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour” logo and the phrase “Touching Down in Your Community.” In addition to the designated locations, tour celebrities will make surprise stops as the schedule allows.

The Iron Mountain tailgate party will welcome the players and alumni arriving at the Dickinson County Hangar—Ford Airport at 3 p.m., and festivities will run until 5:30 p.m. Northwoods Airlifeline a non-profit organization will host the party, which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

General admission tickets also will be available for $10.00, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Following the Tailgate party the evening fesitivities will continue with entertainment provided by Oz. Food will be available for purchase provided by Crispigna’s Italian Market there will also be adult beverages available for purchase.   Access to the entertainment can be obtained with either a Tailgate party ticket or a general admission ticket.  Tickets are limited and can be purchased at Econo Foods and WJNR radio until the designated number of tickets are sold.

There are sponsorship and advertising opportunities available with a deadline of February 17th rapidly approaching.

One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit Northwoods Airlifeline.

Northwood’s Airlifeline is a non-profit organization of volunteers that includes community members and pilots from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin who donate their time and aircraft to help patients and their families with urgent medical needs for services not found locally.  Since founding in 1989, over 3000 missions have been flown with destinations such as Lower Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, all at no cost to the individuals.

Northwood’s Airlifeline helps meet the needs of individuals who are financially distressed, unable to travel by other means, or under severe time constraints.  The most urgent flights involve transplant cases, since there is no transplant centers in the Upper Peninsula and the window of opportunity to perform the procedure is small.  These are among the many logistical gaps in medical care that Northwood’s attempts to fill.

Your sponsorship of this event is an opportunity to collaborate with Northwood’s Airlifeline to help them continue to provide their services to the residents of the U.P. of Michigan and N.E. Wisconsin.   By supporting this event, you will not only be supporting a great cause but also spreading your company name to hundreds of potential customers.  It is an opportunity to link your company name to two of the most well-known and respected names in the area:  the Green Bay Packers and Northwood’s Airlifeline. We will be working with media outlets throughout the area to successfully promote this great community event and acknowledge your company’s sponsorship.

Along with monetary donations, we are also accepting in-kind donations, door prizes, and auction items to be used to ensure the success of this event.  The sponsorship and advertising deadline is February 17th,  If you have any questions or want to arrange your contribution, please call Teresa Louys at(906) 396-4148 or Julie Olson at (906) 396-8839 or e-mail Teresa at info@northwoodsairlifeline.org

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