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Drive partner with law firm

January 20, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Grand Rapids Drive tipoff The DeltaPlex
The Grand Rapids Drive play their home games at The DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids. Photo via

A law firm has partnered with the Grand Rapids Drive to benefit a downtown hospital program.

Dickinson Wright has partnered with the minor league basketball team for a charitable Jersey Takeover Night on Jan. 22 at The DeltaPlex.

Players on the team will wear a Drive/Dickinson Wright jersey during the game against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and the jerseys will be auctioned off following the game, with proceeds benefiting Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports.

“Through this partnership, we are able to raise money and awareness for Mary Free Bed’s work to restore hope and freedom to people with disabilities and their families," Dickinson Wright Grand Rapids managing partner Leslee Lewis said.

The top-five bidders will be invited to a meet-and-great with the players following the game. The bidding process will take place throughout the game, with the auction concluding five minutes after the buzzer.

On Jan. 17, the Drive hosted a clinic for friends and family of Dickinson Wright and Mary Free Bed at the Mary Free Bed YMCA.

“Our Mary Free Bed wheelchair basketball teams are directly impacted by the generosity of the Grand Rapids Drive,” said Maria Betsa, Mary Free Bed manager of recreational therapy and wheelchair and adaptive sports.

“The opportunities given to us by the Grand Rapids Drive will only enable our athletes to have the same sporting opportunities as their able-bodied peers.” 

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