The late Pat Riepma, former Northwood University athletic director and football coach, had a simple saying. “Go MAD.” It meant Go Make A Difference, and it was used to inspire his football players.
Northwood University is now building on this legacy with Go MAD Day (in partnership with United Way of Midland County), which will take place Friday. The goal is for faculty, staff and students to complete 1,000-plus hours of service in the community.
All participants have the opportunity to sign up for one or multiple service opportunities throughout the day, taking place across the Midland area. Picnic table building, product packaging, decorating and various cleanup projects are planned.
The volunteers will be sporting blue camouflage shirts. The shirts, which will be granted when signing up for a volunteer event, will have Riepma’s phrase on the back.
A luncheon for all volunteers will take place in the Northwood University Hach Student Life Center on the day of the event, where a group picture will be taken in the shirts. Events start as early as 8 a.m., and will continue throughout the day.
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