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Family Friendly Winter Fun at Lansing's Gier Community Center

January 24, 2015

Lansing, MICH – The Cardboard Classic returns to Gier Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Sled racing enthusiasts will come together once again for an annual winter event filled with creativity, races, and (sometimes) crashes. The light-hearted all-ages competition is a great way to get out of the house, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy Michigan’s winter.

Since 2006, the Cardboard Classic has become one of Mid-Michigan’s favorite wintertime festivities. Each year, sled builders manage to create bigger and better sled themes; last year’s entries included a deadly scorpion, steam locomotive, potted sunflower, and one Star Wars Imperial AT-AT Walker. Attendance for last year’s event included more than 200 participants and spectators. The staff and volunteers of LCC Radio, 89.7FM and Gier Community Center will be handing out a number of awards including “Fastest Sled,” “Best Wipeout,” “Most Creative,” and “People’s Choice.”

There is a $5 entry fee per sled with proceeds to benefit Lansing’s community radio station and the Gier Advisory Board Youth Fund. Registration and judging begins at 1 p.m. with racing getting underway at 2 p.m. Spectators are welcome. For more information, visit or call 89.7FM at 483-1000.

Sponsors of this year’s Cardboard Classic include the Old Town Commercial Association, Audio Logic DJ, Zoup, and Tim Horton’s.

About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College is Michigan's third largest community college with approximately 20,000 students attending each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from six partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

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