MDA DINNER: Metro Fundraiser Thursday

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Iowa businesses and athletes are coming together Thursday night to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The MDA Muscle Team Dinner is part of the national ‘Make a Muscle Make a Difference’ campaign.

Thursday night’s event is sponsored by Casey’s and will feature 2011 American League Rookie of the Year pitcher Jeremy Hellickson, NFL wide receiver Tim Dwight, Iowa Barnstormers head coach Mike Hohensee, NBA guard Bobby Hansen and sprint car driver Brian Brown.

The dinner, which is being held at Prairie Meadows, will include a silent and live auction and a special donation to support MDA summer camps.

All proceeds go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.