Mott Spring Football Game Slated for April 16 at Noon

Feb. 17, 2011

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football team will hold its annual spring football game on Saturday, April 16, at noon EST at Michigan Stadium. The Mott Spring Game is the second in a three-year partnership between the athletic department and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital to help promote the opening of the state-of-the-art women's and children's hospital at the University.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase our team and help a worthy cause at the University," said head coach Brady Hoke. "I was fortunate to be involved with Mott during my first stay in Ann Arbor, and this partnership with the athletic department has grown over the years. Laura and I look forward to working with Mott and to continuing the football program's involvement with the children's hospital."

Michigan had two of its largest spring game attendances the past two seasons, netting nearly 35,000 last year and an estimated record-crowd of 50,000 fans at the 2009 spring game.

"We are excited about the partnership with Mott and the football program," said director of athletics Dave Brandon. "There's a lot of excitement around the spring game, and this event will serve as the kickoff to Mott's year-long celebration of the new hospital. The spring game will be a great chance to feature Coach Hoke and his team and the work that has been ongoing at Mott."

This year's game will be broadcast live by the Big Ten Network.

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