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4th Annual Guns & Hoses Charity Hockey Game
Watch the Waterford Fire Dept and the Police Dept play a charity hockey game with the proceeds benefitting the Big E Foundation on September 7, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lakeland Ice Arena. Click here for more information.

Race Across America!
Follow Geoff McIntosh and his team as they RACE ACROSS AMERICA!

Geoff has dedicated this ride to the memory of Ian Jenkins. Geoff says, "Although I have never met him, he was an amazing young man who lives on in others. He passed just over a year ago but he gave amazing gifts of life to many people. His picture is on my bike to help me push through the pain."

Please spread the word on organ donation and transplantation. Organ donation saves lives. Visit for more information. 

June 29-30, 2012BW's
Buffalo Wild Wings, Ypsilanti

Starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 29 and then 11 a.m. to close on Saturday, join us for a BWW tent party with the proceeds benefitting the Big E Foundation. Games, raffles and live music from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

March 13, 2012BW's
Buffalo Wild Wings, Ypsilanti

What a great time had by all. It was an overwhelming show of support and raised over $3,400. It was highlighted by the hanging of Ian’s 2010 Honeybaked National Championship jersey in their Legends Room. It was unveiled from under the black curtain by Ian’s dad, Joel Jenkins, and Travis Hawkins a high school friend. A special thanks going out to both USA NTDP hockey teams and staff for coming to support the event. A touching moment when the USA goalie coach, Mike Ayers, presented a #35 USA jersey. Thanks to family, friends, supporters, donors and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Support the Donate Life Coalition with the Redwings on December 17, 2011!

Support the Donate Life Coalition by purchasing specially discounted tickets to the Detroit Redwings vs. LA Kings on December 17, 2011 at 7 p.m. $10 from each ticket will directly benefit the Coalition.

The Coalition has been so supportive of the Jenkins family and we are thankful for all that they have done regarding Ian's life and legacy.

Call Peggy Burkhard at (248) 770-5172 or cathy Warren at (248) 701-2323 to reserve your tickets today. Tickets available until Nov. 17 or until quantities last.

with the Detroit Tigers August 2, 2011

See photosClick here for photos from the event.

The Detroit Tigers are big supporters of the Gift of Life Foundation and the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan. Together, they honored Ian Jenkins and his family on August 2, 2011.

There was a heartwarming pre-game ceremony where Ian's sister, Cassidy, threw the first pitch. Fans could register as organ and tissue donors. Special-edition baseball cards were distributed to both new donors and previously registered donors who showed the red heart emblems on their driver’s licenses or state ID cards.

Please help us continue to spread the word about Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation. For more information on Donate Life Coalition visit their web site at

June 2011
Thank you to those who supported the Big "E" Foundation at The Edge in Canton.

June 2011
Thank you to those who purchased a round of golf to Eagle Crest Resort & Golf Club from the Group Golfer web site. A portion of sales will be donated to the Big "E" Foundation. Thank you for your support and enjoy your round of golf!

May 2011
See photosClick here for details and photos from the Big "E" Celebration Hockey Game on May 28, 2011

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Big "E" Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization.