MSU and U of M fans come together at Dooley’s Tavern to support Karmanos’ breast cancer research
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Dooley’s Tavern recently raised $1,000 to benefit breast cancer research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.
The tavern, located in Sterling Heights Mich., has always been a local gathering spot for Michigan State University and University of Michigan football fans during college football season. This year, leading up to the big rivalry game between the two schools, Dooley’s owner, Jim Arnone, decided to turn the competitiveness into a way to raise funds to combat a disease that affects many people.
Dooley’s sold MSU and U of M paper footballs for $1 each to their patrons, to be displayed throughout the tavern, with proceeds benefiting breast cancer research at Karmanos. Competition became fierce between fans as they saw their rival gaining more footballs.
By Nov. 2, the day of the long-awaited game between MSU and U of M, Dooley’s Tavern had raised $1,000 from their football sales to benefit breast cancer research! Katy Kaliszewski, Third Party Events coordinator at Karmanos, was presented with the check by Arnone.
Karmanos is extremely grateful for the generous support of Dooley’s Tavern and all of their supporters!