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Help support Appreciate + Reciprocate (and see Desmond Howard)

It is that time once again. Appreciate + Reciprocate is having another dinner and silent auction, and this year Desmond Howard is the featured speaker. Sounds like you should get tickets and go to this. The press release is below:

Leon Halip

University of Michigan Students Team with Michigan Football Legend

Announce Benefit Dinner with Desmond Howard

Ann Arbor, MI - Appreciate + Reciprocate (A+R) is a sponsored student organization at the University of Michigan. On April 12, 2013, A+R will hold its third annual benefit dinner and silent auction in the Great Lakes Room in Palmer Commons. The featured speaker for the night will be Desmond Howard.

"This dinner is really a community event," said Sara Ginzberg, Benefit Dinner Chair for Appreciate + Reciprocate. "We want to showcase University of Michigan students giving back, and provide the community with an exciting opportunity to see and interact with a Michigan football legend."

Appreciate + Reciprocate is a student founded, student run organization made up of scholarship students at the University of Michigan. These students volunteer throughout the greater Ann Arbor area with organizations like 826 Michigan and Sunrise Senior Living and have been nominated for awards such as the Big Ten Live Big Scholarship sponsored by the Big Ten Network. All proceeds from A+R fundraisers benefit the LSA Emergency Scholarship Fund. This fund exists to support UM students in danger of dropping out of school due to extreme financial need.

"Appreciate + Reciprocate is dedicated to ensuring that financial circumstances do not keep Michigan students from completing their education," Ginzberg said. "This dinner is a way to have a great Michigan experience while supporting students in need."

The community is encouraged to attend this event. Tickets are $100 per person. Silent auction offerings will include items signed by Coach Hoke and Desmond Howard, a tour of the new Player Development Center with Assistant Coach Bacari Alexander, a skating lesson with US Olympian Emily Samuelson, and more. Individuals interested in purchasing tickets or making a donation should visit Table sponsorships are also available.

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This is a really awesome event that does a lot of good. Plus, it ends with you getting to see Desmond Howard speak. Can't get much better than that.