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Holiday Guide: Athletes Adopting Families for the Holidays

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  • When: 6 p.m. Dec. 5
  • Cost: $100

On Dec. 5, area athletes and the Southeast Michigan business community will come together for the third annual “Athletes Adopting Families for the Holidays” event at The Reserve, a night of music, dancing, cocktails and a food as Detroit's elite athletes gather to raise money for families in need around Michigan.

The event will raise money for Volunteers of America and donations from the event will be used to purchase new clothes, toys, food or gifts for Michigan families. The evening will also feature a live and silent auction, a wine bottle drawing and a donation table.

Scheduled Detroit athletes attending, include:

  • Current Lions standouts Louis Delmas, Stephen Tulloch and other active Detroit Lions players
  • Detroit Pistons’ Charlie Villanueva and recent draft choice Vernon Macklin.
  • Former U-M Fab 5 Stars Jalen Rose and Jimmy King
  • Detroit Lions four-time All-Pro Wide Receiver Herman Moore,
  • Seven-time All Pro and Super Bowl Champion Lomas Brown
  • U-M lineman Mike Martin

Celebrities include:

  • Actress and Mittens for Detroit Founder Erin Cummings
  • Biggest Loser, Season 7 Winner Helen Phillips

For more stories and events for the 2011 holiday season, check out the Birmingham Patch Holiday Guide.

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