Last Day to Vote in Ultimate Spartan Challenge

Last Day to Vote in Ultimate Spartan Challenge

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Sep 19, 2012

LANSING- The last day to vote for the Ultimate Spartan Challenge, an online fundraiser put on with Jackson National Life Insurance to benefit Ele’s Place, is September 19, at midnight. Those who wish to vote for a challenger, visit

This online fundraiser is co-chaired by Becky Dantonio, Tim Staudt, Duane Vernon, and Kellie Dean. Each vote is a $5.00 donation to Ele’s Place.  25 Ultimate Spartans will receive exclusive prizes, such as MSU football suite tickets.

The TOP Ultimate Spartan will receive:


  • Tickets to the DANTONIO FOOTBALL SUITE and two halftime sideline passes for the MSU vs. Eastern Michigan football game on September 22.
  • Two VIP passes to an MSU Football Practice and tour of the MSU Skandalaris Football Center
  • Four tickets to the ULTIMATE SPARTAN catered pre-game Tailgate, presented by Jackson
    National Life, at the MSU vs. Eastern Michigan game on September 22
  • An ULTIMATE SPARTAN T-shirt and bragging rights for one year!


“We’re pleased to partner with Ele’s Place to support hundreds of children who will experience the devastating loss of a loved one,” said Danielle Robinson, Corporate Responsibility Specialist with Jackson National Life Insurance Company. “Our support of Ele’s Place allows the critical first steps of healing to occur naturally within a healthy community, and we’re proud to lead that effort.”

For more information about the Ultimate Spartan Challenge, please visit the website

Ele’s Place is a community based nonprofit dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children and their families.  Through peer support groups, Ele’s Place helps children, ages 3-18, learn how to cope with the death or life-threatening illness of a family member or friend.  Each week over 200 grieving children, teens and their families attend peer support programs at no cost. Ele’s Place also provides support groups in schools and serves as a resource and referral agency for anyone who wants to help a grieving child. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook and Twitter.