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The Brain Game is Back

The Brain Game ArtTeams are forming for The Brain Game! Join CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region and 98KCQ’s Jim Kramer for an evening of trivia fun that will test your pop culture, sports, music, history, and geography knowledge.

Flex your mental muscles and outguess the competition Wednesday, October 29th from 7 to 10 p.m. at Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Lodge. Invite family and friends to cheer you on as you vie for the championship.

All trivia players and cheering section attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Event proceeds support CAN’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. CASAs are highly trained volunteers serving as the voice for children who are in the system due to abuse or neglect.

Register an individual trivia player for $25, a half-team of 4 people for $100, or a team of 8 people for $200. Cheering section tickets are available for $20.

Join the game or sponsor the event by calling Delores at (989) 752-7226. Online registration now open!

CAN Corporate Partners

Contributions from our 2014 Corporate Partners support CAN prevention,
intervention and advocacy work throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.


Adopt a Duck, Help a Child

ducky-derby-2014-02-3Preventing child abuse is as simple as adopting a duck and casting it down the Kawkawlin River Saturday, August 9th during the CAN Council Ducky Derby 2014. Thousands of plastic ducks will begin their race to the finish line at 10 am from the docks of Bay City’s Castaways Bar & Grill. Adoptive parents of the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line will waddle away with prizes, including a $1,000 cash award! Cheer your duck to victory while children enjoy FREE activities, games & prizes from 9-11 am.

Adopt your duck online today for $5! Increase your odds of winning by purchasing a Six Quack for $25, a Ducky Dozen for $50 or a Max Quack of 25 for $100. You need not be present at the Derby to win. Purchasing your duck in advance ensures it will enter the race!

Ducks are also available at Castaways Bar & Grill.

Proceeds from the Ducky Derby benefit CAN’s Child Abuse Prevention Education programs working to prevent child abuse through presentations, trainings and collaborations with other agencies.

Bike Run & Pig Roast Benefit CASA of Saginaw County


Mike & Amy Beyerlein, owners of Grand Central Sports Bar & Grill, are hosting the 6th Annual Kruisin’ 4 Kids Fun Run on Saturday, August 16h. Proceeds benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Saginaw County. CASAs are highly trained volunteers serving as the voice for children who are in the system due to abuse or neglect.

Register your bike or classic car for $10 ($15 with a passenger) at 10am on August 16th at Grand Central (3504 State St., Saginaw). The run begins at 11am and ends back at Grand Central in time for the evening’s Pig Roast.

The public is welcome to join Fun Run participants for the Pig Roast and entertainment at Grand Central from 5 to 7pm for just $10 per person.

For more information on Kruisin’ 4 Kids, call Amy Beyerlein at (989) 529-0091 or Delores Gale of the CAN Council at (989) 752-7226.

Chicken BBQ Supports Local Youth


Come out to Bay City’s Veterans Memorial Park Sunday, August 3rd between 11am and 6pm for the food, music & fun of The Nathan Weidner Foundation’s 18th Annual Chicken BBQ! Chicken dinners are $10 each and children under 7 eat free.

$5 purchases a wristband for all-day access to the BBQ’s children’s activities including: bounce houses, obstacle course, inflatable slide, petting zoo, clown fun, and train rides. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Dave Wallace.

New to this year’s event, runners can compete in the Chicken Run 5K at 8am at Veterans Memorial Park. Age group and gender awards given immediately following. $25 entry fee includes race shirt. Register at runsignup.com.

Funds raised during the event support the Foundation’s scholarships and assist in funding the CAN Council - Nathan Weidner Center. Purchase your BBQ ticket at the CAN Council office at 715 N. Euclid Ave., Bay City or by calling The Nathan Weidner Foundation at (989) 280-5696.

Tee Time!

golf-poster-for-webRegister by Thursday, July 17 for the 16th Annual Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Golf Outing benefiting the CAC in Bay & Saginaw Counties. This year’s event begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30am on Monday, July 21. Your four-person team will enjoy 18 holes of golf with a cart and a skills contest at Bay City Country Club. The team registration of $400 also includes lunch at the turn and a barbecue dinner.

Call Delores Gale at (989) 752-7226 to register your team, sponsor the outing or donate an item for the event’s auction. Or register online now!

Phone Number to Report Abuse: 1-855-444-39111-855-444-3911


Do you think a child has been abused? Make a report today. Call 1-855-444-3911. Calls are answered every day, all year.

This is the new number to report abuse to Department of Human Services.

Wines Around the World Scheduled For May 29th


CAN’s Eleventh Annual Wines Around the World event brings together the area’s best restaurateurs to showcase their specialties and match an appropriate wine with their food. Join the fun Thursday, May 29th from 5:30 to 9 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Bay City’s Riverfront!

The Wines‘ ticket price of $50 per person includes food, wine, beers & bourbon throughout the evening and covers admission into the silent and live auction. Proceeds from the event will support the prevention and intervention services CAN Council Nathan Weidner Center provides in Bay County. Purchase tickets for the event online or by calling (989) 671-1345(989) 671-1345.

Pack your bags for Cancun!

web-post_trip-raffleDying for a Cancun getaway? Purchase a $20 Trip Raffle ticket and get ready to pack your bags! The winner chooses a trip to Cancun, Las Vegas or NYC. The winning ticket will be drawn at our Mardi Gras Auction Feb. 27th. You need not be present to win! Purchase your $20 ticket at http://cancouncil.org/event-registration.

Get ready for Mardi Gras!


Begin preparing for the CAN Council’s 21st Annual Mardi Gras Auction to be held February 27th:

1.    Sponsor the Auction for as little as $150. Various sponsorship levels include recognition in the Auction program or on event signage, tickets to attend the Auction, and the opportunity to provide company-logo party favors or Mardi Gras beads.

2.    Make your Auction donation. CAN has successfully auctioned everything from a side of cow to a vintage Elvis statue. Whatever your treasure, talent or trade, your donation will be well-received by Auction bidders!

3.   Add your name to the waitlist for the February 27th event at Apple Mountain Conference Center! The event has sold out, but you can submit your name should anyone cancel their reservation.

4.    Find your Mardi Gras beads and flex your bidding arm. Mardi Gras is just weeks away!

Purchase your tickets online today! Select your sponsorship, or make an Auction donation by contacting Delores Gale at 989-752-7226 or dgale@cancouncil.org.

The 21st Annual CAN Council Mardi Gras Auction is presented by: