Steve "MOOCH" Mariucci and the Morning Show Gopher.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Beacon House in Marquette is presenting a special fund raiser to benefit their efforts to upgrade some of the handicapped suites at the facility.

Beacon House supporter and National Football League commentator Steve Mariucci set the Beacon House up with a pair of tickets to auction off to the highest bidder to the Green Bay-New York playoff game this Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Sue LeGalley, with Beacon House joined Mark & Walt in the Morning to talk about this auction and more about the Beacon House in general.

To findout how you can bid on these tickets, and to hear the entire interview with Sue, please click on the audio link below:

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To log on to the Beacon House website, please click “HERE“.

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Sue LeGalley and Mary Dowling with the Beacon House.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)– A Marquette facility that helps patients of Marquette General Health Systems and their families by addressing their treatment and care-related lodging needs is presenting a special fund raiser.

Beacon House is raffling four pairs of Skybox tickets at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin for the New Year’s Day Packers-Lions game to raise operational funds.

Four raffle winners and their guests will be treated to watching the last game of the regular season for the Packers and the Lions in the comfort and luxury of an indoor Skybox, with an amazing and up-close view of the game.

Mary Dowling, Director of Development at the Beacon House and Beacon House Board Member Sue LeGalley chatted with SUNNY 101.9’s Walt Lindala this morning about the raffle and more.

To find out more about the raffle and the Beacon House, you can listen to the complete interview with Mary and Sue, by clicking on the link below:

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To visit the Beacon House website, please click “HERE“.

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Some of the hearty Law Enforcement Torch Runners on a break in Marquette.

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – An annual tradition on Mark and Walt in the Morning returned today with the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics coming through town.

The Torch Run is an awareness campaign and fund raiser for Special Olympics in Michigan and features a 750-mile relay run from Copper Harbor in the far northern U.P. to the downstate locale of Sterling Heights.  All proceeds raised through this effort go to Special Olympics programs across the state.

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One of the runners makes the approach into Marquette.

We spent the morning talking with the officers who were on the run today and promoted the effort and how listeners could get involved.  The easiest way to do so is to log on to the website for Special Olympics in Michigan.  To log on to the website, please click “HERE“.

You can also log on to www.somi.org to make a donation.

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Michelle Bigico with the Hoof Tracks 4-H Club.

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News– A special fund raiser is being held tomorrow in Marquette County to benefit the Hoof Tracks 4-H Club.  They are selling their very popular discount cards that allow the holder to get great discounts at 20 local merchants and businesses.

Michelle Bigico, with the Hoof Tracks 4-H club chatted with Sunny 101.9’s Walt Lindala about the cards and where they will be available.  They will be on sale from 11am to 3pm at the Westwood Mall and Econo Foods in Marquette and Jack’s Foods in Harvey and Larry’s Foods in Gwinn.

To listen to the interview, please click below:

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Jayne Letts and Ron Carnell.

MARQUETTE, MI – Great Lakes Radio News – Three bands that made a lasting impact on Marquette’s musical history are roaring back to life tonight. A trio of the area’s most popular rock groups from the early 1980’s have reformed and are playing a special show tonight at the Wooden Nickel in North Marquette.

The bands have all agreed to reunite and perform as a fund raiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties.

The bands, The Hideous Ones, The Queen City Rockers and Blind Ambition are joining forces with Mike Letts and the Marquettes for the event called “80’s Scene and Reheard“. Jayne Letts, with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, along with event organizer and musician Ron Carnell joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to share the details of this special event.

Jayne and Ron talked about how the event came together and what folks can expect from the evening. Ron explained how everyone involved with the bands leapt at the chance to do it and that some of the performers are making the trip back to Marquette from as far as Columbia.

The show starts around 9-pm TONIGHT at the Wooden Nickel Bar and a $5.00 cover charge goes directly to Big Brothers/Big Sisters. There is also a scheduled open mike for Saturday night as well.

For more about the show, please click “HERE“.

To listen to the interview with Jayne and Ron, please click below:

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Marquette City Firefighter Dean Mallos

MARQUETTE – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The annual “Fill the Boot” fund raiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association is coming this weekend.  The event is hosted by the City of Marquette Fire Department and features firefighters stationed in busy street intersections throughout Marquette filling a rubber fire boot with cash donations from motorists.

Marquette City Firefighter Dean Mallos joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to preview this popular activity.  He outlined the schedule and location of the collection points and added that all of the funds raised go local M-D-A efforts and programs.  The fund drive usually gathers over $10,000 each year.

To hear more about the “Fill the Boot” campaign and how you can take part this weekend, please click “HERE” to listen to the interview with Dean.  For more about the Muscular Dystrophy Association, please click “HERE“.

Mike Morgan, V.P. of the Kiwanis Club of Marquette

(MARQUETTE, MI) – An annual sign of summer has arrived in Marquette, MI.  It’s time again for the Kiwanis Chicken Barbeque at Lakeview Arena.  This community event is favorite for all ages and is a sure signal that summer is back in Upper Michigan.

Mike Morgan, Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of Marquette, stopped in at the Sunny 101.9 studios this morning to tempt Mark and Walt and all of the listeners to get tickets for this tasty event.  Morgan explained that this is the 55-th annual barbeque and is the largest fund raiser for the Kiwanis.  He also said tickets are $9.00 and can be picked up at the door or from any Kiwanis member.  He could also be called at 458-3528 for tickets as well.

To listen to the interview with Mike Morgan, please click “HERE“.  For more about Kiwanis, please click “HERE“.

Jenna Zdunek of the YMCA of Marquette County.

(MARQUETTE, MI) – The annual Marquette County tradition of running, biking and swimming to support the “Y” is coming soon.  Jenna Zdunek from the YMCA of Marquette County joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to preview this special event.  The “Y” is hosting the Fourth Teal Lake Triathalon on July 16-th.  The annual event will feature a competitive  swim in Teal Lake in Negaunee as well as a round of running and biking on North Road.

The event also serves as a fund raiser for the YMCA’s Strong Kids campaign.  The campaign supports the Strong Kids scholarship program that covers the fees for young people to use the Y for events and activities.

To listen to the complete interview with Jenna, please click “HERE“.  To visit the website of the YMCA of Marquette County, please click “HERE“.

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Mike Smith and Rich Rossway of Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan

(MARQUETTE, MI) – Get on your bikes and Tour Da U.P.!!  Enjoy the beautiful Upper Peninsula on your bike this summer and help out Yooper kids and families at the same time.  Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is presenting the annual “Tour Da U.P.” this August.

Mike Smith and Rich Rossway with Teaching Family Homes stopped by the Sunny 101.9 studios this morning to chat with Mark Evans about event that will run from August 7th to the 11th.  They explained how the event is set up for riders of all ages and all skill levels and will start in Harvey, head to Munising, then to Grand Marais and finally back to Harvey.

The event works as a fund raiser for Teaching Family Homes by having the riders pay a fee to take part and they also solicit pledges for financial donations to the agency.  The agency then uses all proceeds to fund their various programs and activities.

To listen to the entire interview with Mike and Rich, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the Teaching Family Homes website and find out more about the event and the agency, please click “HERE“.

 

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Dr. Robert Wynn from Northern Michigan University and Dr. Richard Rovin from Marquette General Health Systems chatted this morning with Walt Lindala about this weekend’s Hope Starts Here Challenge.

The event is the only fund raiser for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, which is an unique collaboration between NMU and MGHS.   It gives students an inclusive and fully immersed experience as they learn about medical cancer research and treatment.   The event features both competitive running events and a duathalon as well as casual, family-friendly events for all to enjoy.

To listen to the complete interview with Dr. Wynn and Dr. Rovin, please click “HERE“.  For more about the Hope Starts Here Challenge and the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, please click “HERE“.