Slotkin shows true bipartisanship at Brighton/Howell basketball game

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U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, attended the Brighton versus Howell boys varsity basketball game and took in the a cappella concert at Brighton High School Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

In the true spirit of bipartisanship, Slotkin and her husband, Dave Moore, split their time between the Brighton and Howell sides of the boys varsity basketball game. And at halftime, they took part in the “Make One for Maddie” free-throw contest fundraiser for Brighton freshman Maddie Wegener and her family. The contest, in which anyone could line up to make a donation and take a shot, was the brainchild of Brighton Athletic Director John Thompson.

Maddie Wegener is critically ill, and her mother, Cheryl Wegener, is an English teacher at Brighton High School. Students from both Brighton and Howell high schools wore purple in honor of Maddie.

Dave Moore was named MVP of the free-throw contest, and the Brighton Bulldogs won the game in overtime.

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