Michael Collins foundation paid it forward to the City of Bloomington – Police, Normal Police Department and McLean County Sheriff’s Officetoday.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1Cor 13:13
We are excited to announce that Kelly Collins will be partnering with MADD to share Michael’s story with the Chicago Bears Rookie program next week. Michael was a passionate and dedicated athlete, and we are honored to further promote his legacy, the importance of making responsible decisions, and the dangers of drinking and driving with these promising young athletes.
“I was honored to share Michael’s story & the dangers of drunk driving with Chicago Bears Rookie Program this past Monday,” Kelly Collins commented. Each player was gifted a Dare To Be Uncommon Devotional (Tony Dungy) challenging them to make responsible choices that will echo through eternity. Thanks again to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)for all the work they do to end drunk driving.
The 2016 MCstrong Golf Outing will be held at Ironwood Country Club on Thursday, July 21st.
The Michael Collins Foundation
PO Box #19
Hudson IL 61748
This year’s outing will feature prizes and contests including: Team prizes, Long Drive, Longest Putt, Closest-to-Pin, Straightest Drive, Closest 2nd shot, hole-in-one contest to win a 2016 Dodge Ram, and a Putting Contest!
Sign up is limited to 36 teams! Please sign up today!
For more information or to sponsor/donate prizes contact: Josh Kauten at: email@example.com
Here are the 2016 Michael Collins Memorial Invitational Raffle Winners:
2016 Michael Collins Memorial Invitation Schedule:
Thursday, April 28
4:30 Bloomington vs. Danville
7:00 Central Catholic vs. Tri-Valley
Friday, April 29
4:30 Lincoln vs. NCHS
7:00 University High vs. Normal West
Saturday, April 30
10:00 Fieldcrest vs. Herscher
12:30 Monticello vs. Olympia
3:00 Heyworth vs. Lexington
5:30 LeRoy vs. Henry-Senachwine
Sunday, May 1
11:00 Heartland vs John Wood (softball)
3:00 Heartland vs. Spoon River (baseball)
Click on logo above to register for the 2016 MCstrong 5K Online! or click here to print registration form and mail to The Michael Collins Foundation PO Box 19 Hudson Il 61748.
It’s official! Registration is now open for the MCstrong 5K Classic Run/Walk! This year we are having CHIP TIMING, and adjusting the route to make improvements for our runners and walkers!
Date: Saturday April 23rd @ 9:00 am
Arrival Time: Please arrive at least 30 minutes before race time
Packet pick-up Location: Fleet Feet – 105 Krispy Kreme Drive Suite 5 Bloomington IL
Packet Pick-up time: Friday April 22nd between 4 pm – 7 pm and Saturday morning at the Corn Crib from 7 am – 8:45 am
We would like to thank the over 1,300 runners and walkers that helped make the event a HUGE success last year, and look forward to having all of you back and more!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2016
Contact: Heather Wedel, MADD
MADD Launches #FightAffluenza Petition for Ethan Couch Case to Be Transferred to Adult Court
DALLAS – Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) today launched a petition demanding Ethan Couch’s case be moved from juvenile to adult court during his transfer hearing scheduled on January 19. The petition went live today at madd.org/fightaffluenza.
“Couch has been found, and everything possible must be done to hold him accountable and to ensure that Couch has no more victims,” said MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church, whose 18-year-old son Dustin was killed by an underage drunk and drugged driver. “Couch is not a child. His actions are not that of a child. Four people were killed and several injured, and Couch continues to show no remorse and blatant disregard for the law.”
MADD is asking for 30,000 signatures by January 19 to provide to the prosecution prior to Couch’s transfer hearing in Tarrant County, Texas. Transferring Couch to adult court gives the criminal justice system the opportunity to hold him accountable by ensuring his probation extends beyond his 19th birthday in April 2016. MADD is asking media to share the petition across the nation, and for family and friends to share the petition on social media.
“Time and time again MADD hears stories where the drunk driving offender only receives a slap on the wrist, and enough is enough. Enough excuses. Enough second chances. The families impacted will never get a second chance to see their loved ones, or to stop injuries from happening,” continued Sheehey-Church. “The national attention in the Couch case must be used to start a larger conversation about the country’s complacency on drunk driving. Our hearts are broken for the hundreds of thousands of victims who have been killed or injured. MADD cares, and if you do too, join us to fight affluenza, sign the petition, and join MADD in our mission to end drunk driving.”
For those personally impacted by the Couch case, or any one impacted by drunk driving, drugged driving and underage drinking consequences, MADD Victim Services are available at no charge, serving one person every fifteen minutes through local victim advocates and MADD’s 24-Hour Victim Helpline, 1-877-Help-MADD.
About Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every fifteen minutes through local MADD victim advocates and at 1-877-MADD-HELP. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® will end drunk driving through increased law enforcement, all offender ignition interlock laws and advanced vehicle technology. PowerTalk 21® is the national day for parents to talk with their teens about alcohol, using Power of Parents®’ proven approach to reduce underage drinking. Learn more by visiting madd.org or calling 1-877-ASK-MADD.
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Editor’s Note: Interviews with MADD spokespeople are available. Please contact Heather Wedel, MADD PR Specialist at Heather.Wedel@madd.org or 469-420-4544.