Fourth Annual CHIPPYS to Benefit Special Olympics Michigan

MOUNT PLEASANT - The fourth annual CHIPPYS award show will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium to both recognize Central Michigan student-athletes for their accomplishments all while raising money for Special Olympics Michigan.

Tickets are available for $5 and can purchased at the door the night of the event. Proceeds from the show will benefit Special Olympics Michigan therefore any additional donations are encouraged and welcomed.

The CHIPPYS award show, which is modeled after the popular “ESPYS” ceremony by ESPN, has previously donated proceeds to the V Foundation for Cancer Research raising more than $7,000.

Hosts Pat Mackenzie and Sean Renzi of the CMU baseball team will unveil the top student-athletes, teams and moments of the 2012-13 academic year, with CHIPPYS trophies going to each of the winners. Awards will be given out in the following categories:

Freshman of the Year

Record Breaking Performance

Championship Performance

Chip of the Year

Coach of the Year

Female Athlete of the Year

Male Athlete of the Year

Best Team

Professor of the Year

Fan of the Year

Chippewa fans are encouraged to cast their votes by clicking on the “Vote Now” link in the additional link section at the top of the page. Voting is now open and will close on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Fans can also get in on the action by following the event on Twitter at @CHIPPYS2013.

The night will also feature skits and surprise performances.

Prior to the 7 p.m. show, a Maroon Carpet social will be held in the Warriner Hall lobby beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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