LOCAL CHARITIES COMPETE TO WIN THE UNIVERSITY CLUB’S BIG BANG-QUET CHALLENGETwenty-one local charities are competing in the University Club of MSU’s Big Bang-quet Community Charity Challenge, sponsored by the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union and the Capital Region Community Foundation. All charities are posted on the University Club’s website at universityclubofmsu.org/theclubwithaheart, and the public is invited to visit the site and “vote” for their favorites. A “vote” is a $5 tax-deductible donation to the Capital Region Community Foundation. Online voting will close on Tuesday, March 24. On Wednesday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to a reception at the University Club, to place final votes and witness the final outcome. Every organization will receive a check for 85 percent of the funds raised through voting. In addition, the two organizations that raise the most votes will receive a $10,000 or $5,000 credit toward a fundraising event at the University Club. In addition, the organization with the most individual donors will win a $5,000 credit toward a fundraising event at the University Club! So … everyone is a winner, and one organization is a BIG winner! The University Club of Michigan State University has an 86-year tradition as a year-round center for business, dining, fitness, recreation, and golf at Forest Akers Golf courses. The Club offers a service-rich tradition of fabulous dining and entertainment, flawlessly executed meetings and events, leisurely tennis, swimming and golf, and a world-class fitness center and spa. Memberships in this award-winning private facility are available to anyone in the community.