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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-03-13

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Welcome,
Tony!

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Alexander Zonjic & Friends

with special guests

Serieux

and Motor City Horns

Steve Stein

Contributing Writer

T

ony La Russa will be inducted
into the National Baseball
Hall of Fame on July 27 in
Cooperstown, N.Y.
Before that honor is bestowed on
the 33-year manager and three-time
World Series champ with Oakland and
St. Louis, he'll receive the prestigious
Hank Greenberg Lifetime Achievement
Award at the 24th annual Hank
Greenberg Memorial Golf Invitational.
The invitational will be held June
9 at Franklin Hills Country Club in
Farmington Hills. Steve Greenberg,
Hank Greenberg's son, will present the
annual award named for his father, the
former Detroit Tigers star.
The award honors Hall of Famers
whose integrity and dedication to base-
ball mirrors that of Hank Greenberg.
The Michigan Jewish Sports
Foundation presents the invitational. It's a
major fundraiser for the nonprofit orga-
nization, which has raised more than $1
million for cancer research and treatment
since the group's inception in 1984.
Proceeds from this year's invitational
will benefit the Lawrence and Idell
Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center of
Farmington Hills (part of the Barbara
Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute) and
children's charities.
This will be Stuart Raider's first invi-
tational as president of the foundation's
board. "We have a fun organization, but
when the rubber meets the road what's
most important is we're raising money
to fight cancer; he said. "Our dream is to
get rid of this disease. In the meantime,
we'll do what we can to battle it:' Hank
Greenberg died of cancer in 1986.
Two other awards will be presented
June 9. The Dick Schaap Award for Media
Excellence will go to Pulitzer Prize win-
ner Ira Berkow, who
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was a sports columnist
and features writer for
the New York Times for
26 years.
Former Detroiter
Jonny 'merman will
receive the Barry
Ira Berkow
Bremen Memorial
Inspiration Award,
named for "The Great
Imposter:' The award
honors individuals who
have overcome huge
challenges.
Adam Bremen,
Barry Bremen's son,
will present the award
Jonny
to 'merman, a cancer
!merman
survivor and founder
of 'merman Angels, a not-for-profit orga-

(Motown Temptation Tribute)

Smooth Jazz and Motown Classics

Tony La Russa

nization that connects a cancer patient or
caregiver with someone who has fought
and survived the same cancer.
The invitational includes golf, live
and silent auctions, food, beverages, the
awards presentations and a sports panel
featuring the honorees and emcee Dan
Miller, sports director at Fox 2.
Go to www.michiganjewishsports.org
for information on golf and sponsor-
ships, or contact David Blatt, the foun-
dation's executive director.
He can be reached at (248) 592-9323
or dlbatt@michiganjewishsports.org .

Nominees Needed
Nominations are being accepted by the
Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation for
the 2014 Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of
Fame inductees and Pillars of Excellence
award winners, Jewish News Male and
Female High School Athletes of the Year
and Bill Hertz Memorial Scholarships.
Application forms and criteria can be
found on the foundatioris website, www.
michiganjewishsports.org .
Jewish graduating high school seniors
are eligible for the athlete of the year
awards and scholarships. The athlete of
the year awards are based solely on ath-
letic achievement for a prep career.
The scholarships, one for a male and
one for a female, are based on financial
need, academic achievement and ath-
letic participation. They can be used
toward tuition during the freshman year.
Students can nominate themselves or
be nominated by an adult, teacher, coach
or parent. The foundatioris selection
committee also can make nominations.
Here are the application deadlines:
March 31 for the Pillars of Excellence;
April 30 for the Hall of Fame; and July
7 for the athlete of the year awards and
scholarships.
Athletes of the year and scholarship
recipients will be notified by Aug. 15.
The Hall of Fame induction cer-
emony and presentation of the Pillars of
Excellence and athletes of the year awards
and scholarships will be in late October.
For further information on applica-
tions, contact foundation Executive
Director David Blatt at (248) 592-9323 or
dblatt@michiganjewishsports.org.

He's 54

Michigan Senior Olympics gold medal-
winning weightlifter Jeff Ellis is 54
years old. His age was incorrect in the
headline of last week's column.



Sunday March 23, 2014 2:00pm

This

FREE concert is a part of the

"Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital's Healing Arts Program"

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For more information call 248-325-1000

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HEALTH SYSTEM

6777 W Maple Rd, West
Bloomfield, Ml 48322

HENRY FORD

Henry Ford provides at no cost qualified interpreters and other aids and services for the deaf and hard of hearing. To request

assistance, call (248) 325-3890 or email dk(Whfhs.ora. If possible, please notify us three days in advance of the event.

DETROIT

Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus

presents

Sunday, March 16, 2014

at 2:30 p.m.

Conducted by Diana Hochella
Directed by Michael Yashinsky
Performed in English

First performed by children in a Nazi
concentration camp in 1942, this fairytale

tells the story of siblings Little Joe and
Annette who join forces with a fearless
sparrow, keen cat and wise dog to outwit
the evil organ grinder Brundibar.

Performed by the acclaimed
Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus,
under the direction of Suzanne Mallare Acton.

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SPECIAL APPEARANCE!

Holocaust survivor Ela Weissberger,
who played the leading role of "Cat"
in "Brundibar", shares the story of
how art and music inspired her
hope for survival.

For more info visit MOTCC.org

TICKETS AND PRE-PAID PARKING:
313.237.SING or michiganopera.org

Media Partner

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This actvity is supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL
FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER
ZEKELMAN FAMILY CAMPUS

Community Education and Outreach Parber

Lit and Alex Erdeljan, Production Sponsor

Worthington Family Foundation,
Education Material & Student Ticket Sponsor

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Send news to sports@thejewishnews.com .

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