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Sparrow News | Dapper Dads Voting Begins

Michigan Business Network
March 27, 2019 10:00 AM

_DSC2998Voting Underway for Sparrow Foundation’s 10th Annual Dapper Dads Challenge

LANSING, MI – The polls are open for the most highly anticipated balloting of the year, the Sparrow Foundation/Women Working Wonders’ 10th Annual Dapper Dads Challenge.

The public is invited to join the fun by voting for their favorite Dapper Dad, choosing from a roster of prominent Mid-Michigan business leaders and professionals. Each vote costs $5 and represents a donation to the Sparrow Foundation in support of women’s health. Last year’s event raised nearly $1 million.



Photo captions: The Dapper Dads fashion show  always promises a fun time and it benefits women’s health in the mid-Michigan region. Here, the “models” strut the runway at last year’s event.



The Dapper Dads Challenge culminates with a fun fashion show in downtown Lansing on Thursday, June 6, when the top vote-getters will be revealed.  The event is co-sponsored by Dart Bank, The University Club of MSU, and Kositchek’s.

To cast votes, buy tickets to the fashion show, or view a complete list of this year’s models, go to SparrowFoundation.org/DapperDads.

This year’s competitors and their companies are (in alphabetical order):

Jeffrey Abood,  Abood Law Firm
Joe Arnold,  Clean Team
Richard Bennett, M.D.,  Sparrow Medical Group Urology
Sean Bertolino,  Jackson National
Tomas Brown,  Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood
Chaz Carrillo,  Commercial Insurance 
Bill Cawood,  Cawood Building Co.
Alando Chappell,  Lansing Board of Water & Light
Chad Clark, The Christman Company
Mark Clouse, Eyde Company
Jeffrey Cook, Premier Rehabilitation
Russell Dawson, Securian Financial Advisors of the Great Lakes 
Patrick Dean, Dean Transportation
Adam Goss, Dart Bank
Nick Grueser, Lansing Lugnuts/Lansing Ignite
Simon Haddad, Neogen
Andy Hedberg, The Production Department
Grant Hendrickson, Brogan, Reed, VanGorder & Associates
Matthew Heos, The Nichols Law Firm PLLC
Dean Holland, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
Myles Johnson, Styles by Myles
Kris Kassel, Fox Sports College Properties
Mark Koerner, Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC 
Ryan LaFontaine, LaFontaine Automotive Group 
Daniel Lovejoy, Delta Dental
Don McNabb, Triterra
Kelly Miller, Berkshire Hathaway Tomie Raines Realtors;
Rocco Rucinski, PNC Wealth Management
BJ Rycus, Rycus Flooring
Ted Seitz, Dykema Gossett
Michael Shingles, D.O., MSU Department of Orthopedics 
Don Simon, Farm Bureau
Brian Stevens, Consumers Energy
Jeffrey Straus, Maner Costerisan
Karlin Tichenor, Lansing School District
Barrett Tryon, WILX-TV10
Greg Walthorn, Plante Moran
Evan Winter, The Hills/The Lakes Magazines and Able Eyes
Jose Yanez, G3 Strategic Advisors

Online voting concludes at 3 p.m. on June 5, but final votes may be cast in person at the June 6 fashion show at Kositchek’s.

The Dapper Dads Challenge is organized by W3. Now in its 17th year, W3 has raised more than to $4 million for equipment and resources that have improved the health and psychological well-being of thousands of mid-Michigan women.

Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.



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