Sunday, August 10, 2014

PSA: Donate Your App St. Tickets As In-Kind Tax Deduction

The following is a request from the Muskegon (MI) Mona Shores athletic director, who is looking for help via the kindness of strangers. If you can help out some of his school's players, that would be great. Let's help make sure that the Big House is full for every game this fall!

Muskegon Mona Shores HS, who qualified for the MHSAA Playoffs for the first time in school history last season and is a preseason Detroit News "Top 20" team, plays at Saline HS (another Detroit News preseason "Top 20" team) on Friday, August 29. As many a part of Shores football have never been to Ann Arbor (let alone a game in The Big House), the team plans to tour Schembechler Hall among other places on campus, stay overnight in town, and tailgate with parents before the App St game. Currently, the program has received enough game tickets to get roughly half of the program into the game. However, there is still a long way to go as there are 95 players in the upstart program (9th-12th grade) who are making the trip and competing against Saline the previous day.

If there are App St v U-M ticket-holders who would like to give away their tickets as an "in-kind donation" to these youngsters and get a face-value tax write-off, please email Shores' Director of Athletics ( to start the process.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support! Whether they win or lose the night before, these young ball players are sure to be Wolverine fans by the end of the weekend!

UPDATE: We also have Liberty Tax Service outlets in Canton and Belleville who are willing to do free personal tax returns (for the upcoming tax season) for those who donate their tickets!


  1. Should post this story on that other Goblog site. Maybe some of those guys, and students, who can't be bothered to watch Appy St. can donate some tickets.

  2. OT: I like those "UNC" colors (my favorite collegiate color scheme other than the maize and blue).

  3. As a Shores graduate and former football player - I'm glad the school is finally having some success, but I still prefer the old school dark blue uniforms over the new ones.

  4. Whoa, another Shores graduate on the blog. It was really cool to see my alma mater make the playoffs last season.

    Digging the Carolina powder blue unis.

    1. I ran track and played football at Shores with the current Shores football coach. He graduated a year I did.