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Michigan Colleges Alliance Presents: Mitch Albom & Friends

Saturday, August 8, 2020
8:00 pm (Expired)
Great Lakes Center for the Arts
800 Bay Harbor Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770
Cost: $225 VIP / $125 ALL SEATS

This event is a fundraiser for scholarships for students from the Have Faith Haiti Mission to attend college in partnership with the Michigan Colleges Alliance. VIP patrons will receive an autographed copy of Mitch's latest book, Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family.

Join Mitch Albom & virtual Friends for an incredible night of stories, laughter, music, and fun live at the Center. This event will also be live-streamed, click here to register:

Mitch Albom, an internationally renowned author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and TV broadcaster and philanthropist, will be live and in person at this event on August 27. His 13 books have collectively sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and have been published in 49 territories, in 47 languages, and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed TV movies.

Albom has also penned films, plays, and a musical. For more than a decade, he was named top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in his field. In 2006, he founded S.A.Y. Detroit, an umbrella organization that now operates nine charities dedicated to improving the lives of the neediest Detroiters. He also runs an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti, the Have Faith Haiti Mission.

Mitch has rounded up a few of his entertaining pals to join in the festivities virtually – including Emmy-winning actor and comedian Hank Azaria, Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons, and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and sportscaster Tony Kornheiser. The frivolity is all for a great cause as we raise money for the Have Faith Haiti Mission college scholarship fund in partnership with the Michigan Colleges Alliance.

Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces Thursday, August 27! Visit to learn more or register to watch the streamed live event.


Hank Azaria is an actor, comedian, and producer. He is widely known for his voice work playing several characters in the animated sitcom, The Simpsons. Azaria had live-action appearances in many films including The Birdcage, Godzilla, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and The Smurfs. He has also taken on more dramatic roles, including the TV films, Tuesdays With Morrie. Azaria has won six Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award.


J.K. Simmons
is a television, film, and voice actor who was born in Detroit. In television, he is known for his work playing Dr. Emil Skoda on the NBC series, Law & Order, Vernon Schillinger on the HBO series Oz, and Assistant Police Chief, Will Pope on TNT's The Closer. Simmons won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Whiplash.



Tony Kornheiser is a popular television sports talk show host for ESPN's, Pardon the Interruption, former sportswriter for the Washington Post, radio and podcast host, and columnist.


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