Local Hero nominations wanted

TRAVERSE CITY — Student organizers of the fifth annual Big Little Hero Race are seeking nominations for the Local Hero Award.

Local Heros are individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to children, mentorship and community. The winner leads the fun run, receives a gift, is celebrated in the media and is honored at the award ceremony of the Big Little Hero Race, a spring semester experiential learning project organized by NMC business students to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northwestern Michigan. Since its inception, the race has raised more than $80,000.

Past Local Heroes include Tony Anderson, a marathon runner whose runs also benefit BBBS,  Blair Elementary School staff and a memorial award to the late NMC instructor Sonja Olshove.  

The public may nominate on the race Facebook page, NMC Business Students for BBBS, or email Kmcdonald@nmc.edu. Nominations are due by Feb. 15.

The 2019 Big Little Hero Race is April 13, 2019 on NMC’s main campus and offers a free one-mile fun run/walk and a 5K and 10K timed race. Registration is now open at early bird prices.

Release date: january 21, 2019

For more information:

Kristy McDonald
NMC instructor
(231) 995-1059 

Hailey Ardelean
NMC student
(231) 632-1715 


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