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Purdue sports news, notes, and links for August 23.

One of the things I have wanted to do of late is try to find a way to have this great audience I have with you readers to give back in some way. Black Heart Gold Pants, even though they are Our Most Hated Rivals, has their great Touchdowns for Kids promotion they run every year.

Recently I was able to get in contact with the Julian Center here in Indianapolis, a service that serves victims of domestic violence. As part of their fundraising they are hosting the Julian Jam on September 13, the day before Purdue plays Notre Dame. Here is the information:

Have you ever heard of a PUB-CAKE Crawl? Come to Julian Jam and find out what it's all about! There will be local microbreweries providing craft beer tastings and area bakeries providing cupcake samplings. The Julian Jam will also feature a live band (Dynomite), buffet dinner, silent auction, photo booth and much more! All proceeds from this event support programming for children and their families at The Julian Center.

When: Friday, September 13, 2013   Time: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  Where: The Crane Bay (551 W. Merrill St. Indianapolis, IN 46225)   Craft Beer Samplings By:

Cupcake Tastings By:

Tickets: On sale now! Individual tickets are available for $60. Make your night-out with friends matter - buy 9 tickets and get your 10th FREE! Be apart of this year's Julian Jam event and purchase your tickets today.

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This is just the first of what I hope is many opportunities to give back to the Julian Center. Now, onto the links:

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