2018 Beneficiary

2018 Beneficiary

Traverse City – Nominations closed November 17th for our 2018 beneficiary selection process. The Grand Traverse Guns N Hoses board met yesterday to review each of the seven nominations, and rate each selection based on our outlined criteria. Although this year proved to be the most difficult selection process yet, we’ve selected our 2018 beneficiary.

The Grand Traverse Guns N Hoses board is proud to announce our support and official selection of Erin Banton & Family of Traverse City.

In June 2015, at age 34, Erin was diagnosed with stage I Breast Cancer. From the start, she has fought with bravery, love, and grace; determined to show cancer her true strength.
With the support from our amazing community and her family, Erin came out on top.

Less than two years later, in May 2017, Erin was diagnosed with stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer. Without knowing exactly what to expect, Erin and Travis will likely encounter extra medical expenses and loss of wages at their full time jobs as they will be caring for their three amazing boys, supporting one another, and putting Erin’s health first.

Travis and Erin have been humbled by the outpouring of support they’ve received and want to make sure each one of you know how genuinely grateful they are for your love and prayers. They carry them through the tough days and remind them that Team Banton isn’t going to quit!

If you’d like to follow Erin’s journey on her Caring Bridge page use this link below:

#teambanton #strongerthanever

2018 Beneficiary Nominations

It is official! Mark your calendars for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 2018 for the 5th annual Grand Traverse Guns N Hoses Hockey Game! Five years! We’ve moved the date back due to some other conflicting events in our area so that hopefully everyone can attend!

We are in need of a beneficiary for this event. In order to streamline this process, we’ve updated our website with a submission form.

Please use the link for the nomination form found to the left.

Please do not submit nominations via Facebook, e-mail, or phone. We kindly ask that you are only use this form. Nominations can be across Northern Michigan. They can be an individual or family in need.

Thanks! Stay tuned for much more info on this event.