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Robotics fundraiser offers Tigers tickets

FLINT TWP. — Want to win tickets to a Tigers’ game? Enter the robotics raffle drawing for a chance to win four tickets and a parking pass, valued at $380, for the September 5 game at Comerica Park in Detroit. Seats 7, 8, 9 and 10 are in the fifth row of Section 129. Raffle tickets are being sold for $1 each and will benefit the Carman-Ainsworth Robotics program. To purchase a raffle ticket, call 810-691-2810 or e-mail The raffle drawing will be held at 7 p.m. on August 19. You don’t need to be present to win. — R.S.

Genesys Free Student Heart Screenings

GENESEE COUNTY —Similar to a successful event at the beginning of the year at Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, Genesys Heart Institute Physician Group (GHIPG) physicians will again conduct free student heart screenings for students age 12 to 19. Board certified GHIPG physicians will conduct the screenings in Suite 3452 of the hospital from 4 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. on Aug. 20 and Aug. 25, according to a notice posted on the C-A website.

The screenings are designed to help identify any pre-existing heart conditions that potentially could increase a student’s risk of complications during vigorous physical activity. Studies have shown that many seemingly healthy students will die of sudden cardiac arrest. While it can strike those who are sedentary, the risk is up to three times greater in competitive athletes, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The screening process takes approximately 30 minutes. To register, go to and choose a time that works for you. Also spread the word to others. For details call the GHIPG office at 810-606-7550. — R.S.

Community Players staging “Dog Sees God” play

FLINT TWP. — Performances of “DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” are coming July 24-27 to the Flint Community Players theater, 2462 S. Ballenger Hwy. It is a raunchy comedy about a young man and his friends who face issues of death, drug use, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity. The show is intended for mature audiences. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. on July 24 and 25 and 2:30 p.m. on July 26. Ticket are $10 each at the theater box office, Call the main office at (810) 235-6963 or the box office at (810) 441-9302. — R.S.

Yard sale donations needed

FLINT TWP. — The Carman-Ainsworth robotics team is currently accepting donations for its Robotics Yard Sale Fundraiser to be held September 5-7. All proceeds go to the robotics team. Details: E-mail or call 810- 691- 2810. — R.S.

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