Clark Park Outdoor Classic

Help us help the children and families of Southwest Detroit

Detroit, MI Arts Education Community

Partial Funding

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Tax Deductible

Clark Park Coalition is a registered 501(c)(3), Tax ID 38-3462192.


Your support right now makes it possible for children in Southwest Detroit to enjoy Clark Park as a safe, supportive, exciting place year round. It doesn't take much -- just you.  

Support a Safe Place to Be a Kid

Clark Park is an urban oasis where kids nourish their bodies and minds. From the free lunch program to sports, arts and crafts, homework assistance and mentoring, the Clark Park Coalition has been building lives and better futures in Southwest Detroit for 25 years.

http://www.clarkparkdetroit.com/about.html


Coming Together to Make it Better

Three years ago, Fox 2 News Investigative Reporter M.L. Elrick and prominent criminal defense attorney Mike Rataj proposed playing a charity hockey game to raise money and awareness of the good work going on at Clark Park. Each year, Fox 2 publicizes the Winter Carnival while Elrick, Rataj and two dozen other big-hearted hockey players contribute more than $5,000 to play a charity game on Clark Park's magnificent outdoor rink.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/222364365-story


Detroit's Future is in Your Hands

Politicians are good at making promises. People are good at making change. In 1991, the City of Detroit said budget woes would force it to close the recreation center at Clark Park. But residents of Southwest Detroit banded together to take over the center. A quarter century later, the Clark Park Coalition continues to serve 1,200 children every year, raising money, hopes and the quality of life in Detroit's most diverse neighborhood.

http://www.clarkparkdetroit.com/programs.html


Clark Park Needs YOU!

While we'd love to see you at this year's Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 25, or skate with you in the Clark Park Outdoor Classic charity game that evening, all you need is a mouse to help keep Clark Park strong. The link below will guide you to a number of ways to help year round, but if you can't spare the time, perhaps you can spare a dime. Or more!

http://www.clarkparkdetroit.com/get-involved.html


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Assist

A $10 donation will assist us in our efforts to help kids!

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Goal

A $25 donation will bring us closer to our goal of building bright futures!

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Playmaker

For $50, you'll assist us in our goals!

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Hat trick

Everyone knows that it takes three goals to score a hat trick -- and 3 x $25 = $75!

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Gordie Howe Hat Trick

An assist, a goal and a penalty -- for excess generosity -- would make Mr. Hockey (#9 in your program, #1 in your heart) proud!

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Bulldog

When he's not skating at Clark Park, M.L. Elrick is captain of the Bulldog hockey team. Actual and honorary Bulldogs are encouraged to donate at this level!

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Problem Solver

M.L. Elrick is a member of the Fox 2 Problem Solvers -- and a $150 contribution would help solve a lot of problems at Clark Park!

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Sponsor a player

For $200, you can make it possible for an alumni or coach in the Clark Park Hockey program to skate in the charity game on Feb. 25!

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Rataj's Co-Counsel

Mike Rataj is known as a ferocious defender of his clients. But he doesn't always work alone. For $250, you say you helped Mike defend the great work going on at Clark Park!

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Silver

Gifts of $500 support the free petting zoo at the Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 25!

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Gold

Gifts of $1,500 support the free horse-drawn carriage rides at the Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 25!

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Platinum

Gifts of $3,000 support activities and programming for kids throughout 2017!

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Diamond

Gifts of $5,000 support expansion of activities and programming for kids throughout 2017!

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Presenting sponsor

For $10,000, we'll put your name on the Clark Park Outdoor Classic charity hockey game trophy -- and M.L. Elrick will even shovel your driveway (or at least the part that always gets buried when the plow truck goes by)!!!

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