Michigan From the Heart

To all friends of Michigan From the Heart,

We hope you are all safe and well during this trying time. In a normal year, we would be looking forward to having the student athletes back and resuming visits to the kids at Mott. We would be excitedly preparing to host families at the tailgate and football games, but these are not normal times. 

We continue to lend our support to patients and families in need and, for many, that need is greater than ever. We are also working with the U of M athletic department and the staff at Mott to find a way of bringing athletes and kids together for virtual visits.

When we postponed the June golf outing, we were hopeful that we would be able to hold it in September, but that is no longer practical. We are looking forward to holding it on June 21st of next year at Travis Pointe Country Club and hope to see all of you there. On behalf of the kids and families, we want to thank those of you who have so generously given financial support despite the cancellation of this year’s golf outing.

While many of our activities have been put on hold, we are still in need of your support. Donations can be made online or sent to:

Michigan From the Heart
P.O. Box 459
Dexter, MI  48130

If you have any questions please contact Dan Dapprich at 734-660-7017

We look forward to seeing you in June 2021!

Check out the photos from the 2019 Golf Classic


For  nearly 30 years, Michigan From The Heart has served as an inspiration to both University of Michigan student-athletes and the pediatric patients and families of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. On Thursday evenings, Michigan From The Heart arranges visits to the hospital by student-athletes who offer a welcome distraction by spending time with patients and families. Patients are then given the opportunity to watch the athletes in action by attending University of Michigan sporting events as special guests of the team.  

Michigan From The Heart also hosts football tailgates and Disney trips in hopes of putting smiles on children’s faces and some joy into their hearts. The organization provides further support to these children through contributions to the hospital’s Child and Family Life department and by spearheading smaller, yet much needed initiatives that otherwise go unfunded such as the new, “Connecting Mom and Baby iPad Program.”

The funding to support this program is raised primarily through our annual golf outing, in which 144 golfers participate.

In addition to supporting activities that provide patients and their families with memorable experiences that might seem out of reach during a difficult time, the money raised from this year’s outing will continue to be used to fund Michigan From the Heart’s participation in NorthStar Reach. NorthStar Reach is a camp that provides children with serious health challenges a chance to get away and just be kids. With your participation, we can continue efforts towards providing these experiences for children that are going through challenging times.

Michigan From the Heart is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization operated entirely by unpaid volunteers. The program has been extremely successful in helping children in need because of the generous support of people like you.  We appreciate your support of the Michigan From The Heart at the upcoming 24th Annual Golf Classic on June 21, 2021. 

Go Blue!


Michigan From The Heart Golf Classic Committee

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