DETROIT — Lions’ Linebacker, Kyle Van Noy and his wife, Marissa, have partnered with Seventh Generation Foundation to help raise funds and collect items for 50 metro Detroit high school foster children to go to the prom.
The Van Noy’s have put together a weekend starting off at New Center Eatery, 3100 W Grand Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Van Noys and friends will be cooking and serving the famous “Chicken and Waffles” breakfast at New Center, with a portion of all sales donated to the Seventh Generation Foundation to support the Prom Palooza.
From 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, Kyle and Marissa will be collecting prom essentials including dresses, suits, shoes, purses, ties and any accessories that will be useful for our prom going guests. Anyone that donates this day will receive an autographed photo of Kyle or Marissa.
“My wife and I have really enjoyed our short time here and this year we wanted to make sure we get involved in the community and give back to a cause that is important to both of us,” Von Noy says. “I was adopted as an infant and my wife’s father and younger brother were both adopted as well so being able to help out and give back to kids we know need assistance is a priority.”
For those who cannot attend one of the events, visit the Van Noy’s fundraising page at crowdrise.com/vannoyprompalooza to donate. Anyone that donates at designated levels will be put into a drawing to win autographed photos, gloves as well as two tickets to a Detroit Lions home game this fall.