Monthly Archives: May 2018

Dear Friends,

We are grateful to be included in the Art Van Charity Challenge, which is taking place this year from Tuesday, May 1 at 12:00 pm through Tuesday, May 22 at 1:59 pm. With only 14% of Detroit students reading at grade level by 3rd grade and the fact that schools will start to hold students back for this in the 2019-2020 academic year, this is our chance to come together as a movement for Kid Success Neighborhoods through collective giving.

We have been riding waves of enthusiasm, love and support that have been flowing since our October Fundraiser. We are engaged in bringing our fourth site in the Osborn neighborhood online and preparing for four more sites by the end of the year. While this, the 18,000 hours of programming, over 75 organizational partners and 2,400 participants give us immense hope for the future of Kid Success in Detroit, we know that the work is far from complete.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of the three weeks, and we are eligible for an additional prize of as much as $100,000, which is awarded based on the total dollars raised and the number of people who donate at least $10.

You can find our profile page here:  

And if you are interested in joining the team as a peer fundraiser, you can sign up here:

If you have yet to donate or were thinking of donating again, this will be the best time to do so. Please share far and wide and join us in demonstrating the power of neighbors to support neighbors, regardless of zip code. We love and appreciate you.


Sale of Joe Louis Arena seats to begin Tuesday, May 1
• Tuesday, May 1st – Season Ticket holders will get first opportunity to purchase seats
• Saturday, May 12th – Sales open to the general public on at

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – Detroit Red Wings fans now have the opportunity to own a piece of Joe Louis Arena history.

Miedema Asset Management Group, Inc. and Robert Levy Associates, LLC will manage the sale of the seats and other assets from the Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings’ home for 38 seasons. The City of Detroit owns the arena.

Starting May 1, current Red Wings full and partial season ticket holders, suite holders and sponsors will have the opportunity to purchase arena seats at The general public sale of seats will begin Saturday, May 12. Seats will be sold in minimum sets of 2 – and will start at $150 per seat. Additional charges apply to fans requesting specific seats. Purchased seats will be available for either on-site pick-up or shipping at a future date. Please check the website for pricing, availability and terms. All seats will include a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

“Pricing of the seats was determined carefully to make owning a piece of the incredible Joe Louis Arena history affordable to all fans, even though there are limited quantities available,” said Robert Levy and Scott Miedema. “Current season ticket holders, suite holders and sponsors will have first priority. All remaining seats will be sold on a First-Come-First Serve basis.

The sale of the other Joe Louis Arena assets will be sold via an online auction at and this May. These will include items ranging from furniture, lighting, signs, chilling systems and other basic infrastructure, but also will include suite wet bars and The Joe’s official scoreboard. The sale of the infrastructure items will be available at private sale. Interested individuals can find out more by calling 1-800-LAST BID (1-800-527-8243).

The Detroit Red Wings played at the Joe Louis Arena, from 1979 through 2017. In addition to being the home base for four Stanley Cup championships, six Stanley Cup finals, various sporting events and concerts, the arena also hosted the 1980 Republican National Convention.

The one-time revenue from the auction will be used to offset the city’s cost of maintaining the arena, particularly utility and security costs. Miedema and Levy will be donating a portion of their fees to three Detroit Charities including Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Sparky Anderson’s CATCH and Brilliant Detroit.