Mock Rock is an annual fundraiser organized by the University of Michigan Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Originally held at Michigan Theatre, it quickly outgrew the facility and is now held in U-M's renowned Hill Auditorium in the heart of campus.
The event began in 1999 as a tribute to Michigan wrestler Jeff Reese, who passed away while training for a meet. Proceeds initially went to the Jeff Reese Endowed Scholarship fund. Once the scholarship was fully funded, student-athletes found another worthy cause in U-M's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and the tradition of Mock Rock remains alive.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee celebrated Mock Rock's 13th anniversary in February 2012, raising the largest sum in event history. With Dana Jacobson serving as Master of Ceremonies, more than 30 teams participated in the fundraising, organization and performance, collecting more than $90,000.
Funds raised from the 2012 event benefited The Family and Hope Fund at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County, and Student Athletes Leading Social Change. The Family and Hope Fund at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital will continue to be a beneficiary in 2013. This year Mock Rock is also proud to be supporting the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit, founded by University of Michigan alumnus Jalen Rose. The academy gives students a leadership-focused education rooted in engaging and high-performance schooling.
2013 Event Information:
• Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. inside Hill Auditorium
• Doors will open at 6 p.m.
• $30 for VIP seating
• $15 for general admission
• $12 for students with valid M-Card
• Tickets also will be available the night of the event at Hill Auditorium
• Mock Rock Slated for Feb. 4 at Hill Auditorium (1/21/13)
• Rose to Emcee Mock Rock, U-M Olympians to Serve as Judges (1/24/13)
For more information and to make donations or order tickets, visit the Mock Rock page.