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2020 Spring/Summer Highlights of Hope

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EVENTS CURIOSITY HOUR

EVENTS CURIOSITY HOUR Parents and children got the chance to rekindle their childhood during Curiosity Hour. Guests explored Van Andel Institute’s animal habitats, observed science demonstrations and engaged in hands-on science challenges. The family-focused event highlighted the many ways VAI is creating classrooms where curiosity, creativity and critical thinking thrive. (STARTING AT THE TOP LEFT, GOING CLOCKWISE) KIDS EXPERIMENT WITH FOSSILS AT THE CAN YOU DIG IT STATION; GUESTS COOL DOWN AT THE KONA ICE TRUCK; TOBY THE TORTOISE IN HER HABITAT; KIDS THINK LIKE ENGINEERS TO BUILD STABLE STRUCTURES; TESTING STRUCTURE DESIGNS AT THE SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE STATION 14 | VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE

VAI GOLF OUTING Golfers, donors and Van Andel Institute supporters gathered for a day of fundraising and fun during the Institute’s 12th annual VAI Golf Outing. Held at the beautiful Wuskowhan Players Club in West Olive, Michigan, guests enjoyed 18 holes on a beautiful course, lunch, and a dinner and awards presentation featuring special guest, hockey player and philanthropist Mike Knuble. Thank you to the Title Sponsor: The Veldheer, Long, Mackay & Bernecker Group of Merrill Lynch. (STARTING AT THE TOP LEFT, GOING CLOCKWISE) JACK DOLES, MIKE KNUBLE, DAVID VAN ANDEL & KYLE VAN ANDEL; THE TITLE SPONSOR GROUP ENJOYING THE DAY; CAROL VAN ANDEL & SUSAN SHAW; SPECIAL GUEST MIKE KNUBLE DISCUSSES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INSTITUTE’S MISSION; THE SILENT AUCTION TABLE FEATURING A VARIETY OF RED WINGS MERCHANDISE SIGNED BY MIKE KNUBLE VAN ANDEL INSTITUTE HIGHLIGHTS OF HOPE | 15