Feb. 10, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) will hold the 11th annual Mock Rock fundraiser on Tuesday (Feb. 16) at 7:30 p.m. at Hill Auditorium. Mock Rock, sponsored by adidas, is a high-energy variety show featuring skits from Michigan's varsity student-athletes.
Comedian Michael Kosta, formerly a U-M assistant men's tennis coach, will serve as the emcee for the benefit. Kosta is an Ann Arbor native who has performed on Comedy Central, E!, HBO, TBS and Fox Sports.
Green Bay Packers cornerback and former Wolverine football standout Charles Woodson will serve as a celebrity judge. Woodson, the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, helped Michigan claim the 1997 national championship as he became the first defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy. Fox 2 Sports reporter and 1130 WDFN radio host Ryan Ermanni will join Woodson as a judge for the event.
Tickets for Mock Rock are $15 for premier seating and $10 for general admission and can be purchased online or at the Michigan Athletic Ticket Office (1000 S. State St.). Tickets also will be available the night of the event at Hill Auditorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Proceeds from this year's Mock Rock will benefit the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, 826michigan and Student-Athletes Leading Social Change (SALCS).
Mock Rock was started by a group of Michigan student-athletes in honor of the late wrestler Jeff Reese. The money raised from the first events endowed a scholarship in his name. In subsequent years, the proceeds were given to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Mock Rock raised $78,000 for philanthropic organizations in 2009.
Donation information is available on the Mock Rock website for individuals who cannot attend the event but wish to help Mock Rock reach its goal of $80,000 this year.
Media Contact: Scott Roffman (810) 853-9799
Athletic Department Contact: Megan Walters (734) 615-1706