It is with great sympathy and regret that we have lost Michael G. Ardelean. Michael passed last night around 9:40pm at home with his wife Cathy at his side. He will be truly missed by everyone that knew him. The funeral home is Modetz Funeral Home the Silverbell Chapel 100 E. Silverbell Rd Orion Michigan 48359, Phone number 248 371- 3777, Friends and public may attend the visitation Monday July 28th from 3pm to 8pm. Tuesday July 29th visitation at 10am Followed by the sevice at 11 am. The Family has requested in lieu of flowers that there will be donation cards for St. Judes and Mercy Hospice at the funeral home. Modetz has an online memory book where you can write the family your memory of Mike. The address is - click on Mike's name there is a button "Share a Memory".

Due to Margo having cancer. I will not be a candidate for president at our fall meeting. Interested parties should perhaps begin their campaigning soon.

Ron Kohn

Special Notice:

Due to the request of the land owners of the Union City courts, they will no longer be able to host tournaments at this location. Take this off your schedule. To all--- please pass this on with e-mails or phone calls.

August 2nd will be moved to Kalamazoo...

This will cancelled Union City Tournaments scheduled for
June 28 and 29th
August 3rd moved to Kalamazoo
August 23rd

Update to Tournament Schedule

The State Tournament will be held in Kalamazoo in 2014. Seniors event is scheduled for Friday, August 29th at 5:00 PM. Additional information will be posted later in the season. Be sure to make plans to attend the State Tournament this coming year.

Country Inn & Suites (next to courts)
1912 E Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo Township, MI 49002
(269) 382-2303

You must make the staff aware when you reserve the room that you are there to pitch in the Wolverine State Horseshoe Tournament (We know that is the old name but that is how they have always had it in their book) on Labor Day Weekend.


That should make sure they receive the 85.00 rate.

What is the MHPA?

The purpose of the Michigan Horseshoe Pitchers Association is to promote the great game of horseshoes in this way: "The sport of horseshoe pitching affords a healthy, scientific, pleasant and competitive sport suitable to all persons with a desire to unify horseshoe adherents, standardize horseshoepitching rules, authorize and conduct tournaments of local, state and national scope, promote the establishment of league and clubs.

Joining the MHPA is Easy

To join the MHPA, just fill out the application and send it in. You will meet some great people who love the game of horseshoes. A small fee is charged ($35) annually, which includes membership in the NHPA and insurance for all sanctioned events.

Why Join the MHPA?

Horseshoe pitching is at its finest when played with some competition, especially those that love the game. One can practice endless hours on a home court, but joining the MHPA gives you a chance to improve your game and have camaraderie with other players in the Michigan Horseshoe Pitchers Association. The exercise and competition is great.

When you join the MHPA

A current tournament schedule will be sent to you along with a packet of information containing the MHPA constitution and bylaws, history of the game, how to call score, Michigan State Champions dating back to 1923. You will also receive the official rules of horseshoe pitching, updated maps to each tournament site, a subscription to our newsletter, "The Ringer Report", and much, much more!

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