Winter is almost
over. We see the signs of spring with longer days of sunshine, less snow on the
ground and the start of Major League Baseball.
When the baseball season
begins, each team will play 162 games, aiming toward the ultimate showdown of
the World Series. Their season will last about six months, and teamwork
will determine whether they make it to the playoffs.
At the Mackinac Center,
our season never ends.
Each day, we work
diligently to enhance the quality of life for the people of Michigan by developing
free-market policies, challenging government overreach and fostering a climate
of public opinion that encourages policymakers to act in the public interest.
At this unique time in
our history, we have a very special opportunity to help the people of Michigan
win — we call it Triple Play.
Thanks to a very
generous offer from a group of long-time Michigan supporters, the Mackinac
Center has the opportunity to raise $3.3 million over the next three years.
These folks have
presented us with a tremendous offer: They will match, dollar for dollar, every
new dollar raised and pledged to the Mackinac Center, up to $1.65 million!
But just as a baseball
season lasts a limited number of days, so does this offer.
July 31st is our deadline to raise the
first $1,050,000 in new gifts and pledges over the three-year period.
When $1,050,000 is
reached, it unlocks the opportunity to raise the additional $600,000 for 2012
We have about four
months from now to raise these dollars — until just after baseball’s All Star
game. So the clock is ticking.
The good news is,
responses are coming in daily; we have already raised over $200,000, so our
goal is already less than $850,000.
One more item to share:
These donors have asked us to spend these dollars in three key areas that will
impact Michigan the most in the months ahead. So, we will not set these dollars
aside but will immediately put them to work to change Michigan.
To learn more about
Triple Play, please read the corresponding article.
A triple play in
baseball is a rare event. This Triple Play opportunity is a rare offer too.
If we work as a team, we
can help Michigan have a winning record. Will you join us today in helping us
achieve this goal?