MAKE IT GRAND-parent Video Charity Challenge

Make it GRAND-parent Video Charity Challenge Video submissions and voting will run 8/1 to 9/10/2020 – find out how you can make a difference and invest in the future of Northern Michigan’s aging population.

Join us in celebrating successful aging with the MAKE IT GRAND-Parent Video Charity Challenge.  Submit a 60-90 second video to and  - titling the video with the grandparent’s name and a short message about what makes them grand!  Share the videos with your friends & family giving your grandparent a chance at winning $1,000 worth of Downtown Traverse City Gift Certificates sponsored by the Downtown Traverse City Association.

Submit a video on behalf of a grandparent in your life – it doesn’t even have to be your family member! It’s simple: take a 60-90 second video of a grandparent doing something interesting. They can be engaged in a family tradition, showing off a talent, demonstrating a favorite recipe, or any other activity that is family friendly. Already have a clip or video? Then don’t hesitate. All you have to do is go to 9&10 News’ Facebook event: Make it GRAND-parent Video Charity Challenge and post your video between 8/3 and 9/10. Please add a brief message to your video – telling us who the grandparent is and what they are doing. Then, share the event so others can see just how amazing they are!

You can vote for a Grand-parent video of your choice or more than one: here’s how! Return to the event Grand-parent Video Charity Challenge for instructions or go directly to the donation page and show your support between 8/1 and 9/10/20. You can be a part in determining the Make it GRAND-parent Video Charity Challenge winner by selecting the video of your choice and making a contribution: the Grand-parent video representing the highest amount in donations will win a special grand prize: announced on Grandparents Day, 9/13/20. 100% of donations received go directly to Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation for Benevolent Care … . The Grandparent with the most votes will win $1,000 worth of Downtown Traverse City Gift Certificates provided by the Downtown Traverse City Association on Grandparents Day, September 13th, 2020! 

For questions about the Facebook event or submission process, please contact
For questions about donations or Grand Traverse Pavilions, please contact Jessi at
Sponsored by 9&10 News, PNC Bank, and Downtown Traverse City Association.

SAMPLE #0 - Sample Video 
VOTE !   


Vote for "Papa &
Pit Crew - Piper"

#1-Jill Hayes

VOTE !    


Vote for Jill

#2-Ginny Thomas

VOTE !  


Vote for

Ginny Thomas





THANK YOU!  To those who participated in the MAKE IT GRAND-Parent Video Charity Challenge!
The winner of the challenge was Ginny Thomas!  We hope everyone had a wonderful day on Sunday, September 13th celebrating National Grandparents Day!

If you would still like to make a contribution to the Grand Traverse Pavilions Benevolent Care Fund visit our website at


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