University Prep Academy named beneficiary of 2013 Second Annual S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon at local press conference
Detroit, Mich. (March 26, 2014) – Mitch Albom, international best-selling author and noted journalist, today announced his $10,000 donation to University Prep Academy (UPA) High School’s tournament-winning debate team. The debate team is one of several local charitable organizations and programs benefitting from the proceeds raised at Albom’s 2013 Second Annual S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon hosted at Somerset Collection on December 5, 2013. The funds will be used to help send members of the team to the uber-competitive Tournament of Champions (TOC) next month. Having recently received its fourth bid to attend the TOC, the UPA debaters will be the first African-American team to compete at this highly regarded national tournament. The day-long S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon raised nearly $400,000 for its charitable partners.