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Dr. James Papp Wins 2016 Foundation Raffle

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Michigan Dental Association Foundation congratulates Dr. James Papp, of Grand Rapids, the winner in the 2016 MDA Foundation/Dr. Don Smith DDS, MS Raffle.

With only 402 of the 450 available tickets sold, this year’s raffle reverted to a 40/60 drawing with Papp receiving a $12,000 cash prize. The second prize of $1,000 went to Dr. Wayne Walcott, of Ann Arbor, while the third prize of $500 went to Dr. Marcia Smeltzer, of Port Huron. The drawing was held Friday, April 15 during the MDA Annual Session on in Novi.

Everyone is a winner, and special thanks to everyone who purchased tickets. The money raised will be used for scholarships, access-to-care grants, and oral health initiatives across the state of Michigan. The raised money will be used for many worthwhile causes including programs to provide dental care for the underserved. Congratulations to all who participated in a great event.

The Foundation will continue driving forward in 2017 with another exciting event!

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Special Events

The Michigan Dental Association Foundation holds two major special events each year: the annual Foundation Raffle and the always exciting Golf Outing.

Foundation Raffle

Raffle ticketsThe annual Michigan Dental Association Foundation Raffle is a great opportunity to drive away with a new vehicle or walk away with some cool cash. With 450 tickets available, your odds of winning are great. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for scholarships, access to care and dental health initiatives grants and is a great way to donate to the Michigan Dental Association Foundation.
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Golf Outing

Golf ball on teeThe Michigan Dental Association Foundation Golf Outing is held in September at a different golf course throughout Michigan. Join your friends and colleagues for a day filled with fun, food and golf. Funds raised at the golf outing will be used to support student scholarships, access to care grants and dental health education projects throughout the state of Michigan.
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