Aug. 9, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department will host a pair of fan activities on the weekend of Aug. 11 and 12. The department garage sale of used apparel will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Indoor Track Building and the annual Michigan Football Youth Day, formerly Fan Day, will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Michigan Stadium.
Youth Day at Michigan Stadium is free and open to the public. All gates at the Big House will open starting at 1 p.m. Parking will be available in the lots adjacent to Michigan Stadium and Pioneer High School.
The Michigan Football Youth Day will have a strong emphasis on youth as the 90-minute event will include, around the stadium and on the field, activities themed for kids as well as the traditional autograph sessions around the concourse (for both kids and all fans in attendance).
Two hundred (200) lucky members of the Kids Go Blue Club will be randomly selected to gain early access into Michigan Stadium before the general public and thus first in line for their favorite player or coach. Current members of the Kids Go Blue Club are already entered into the lottery and the deadline for entries for early entry on Michigan Football Youth Day is at 5 p.m. on Aug. 9. The winners will be notified through the email address associated with their Kids Club account on Aug. 10. The email will provide the winners with detailed information on how to redeem their early access to the stadium.
In order to expedite the autograph process and accommodate as many fans as possible, players and head coach Brady Hoke will autograph one item per person. Personal photos with the players and/or Coach Hoke and signing jerseys/T-shirts are discouraged as they take too long to accommodate the large number of fans that attend the event. Additionally, for the safety of everyone in attendance, certain autograph lines will be limited to the first 250 people in line; there will be no exceptions.
Hoke will sign autographs on the southeast portion of the second concourse on the east side of Michigan Stadium. Hoke's line will be accessible up the Section 8 stairs. Michigan players will be signing autographs at several concession stands around the entire stadium. The offensive players will be located along the north and west sides of the Big House (entering Sections 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 36 and 38) and the defensive and special teams players will reside on the west and south sides (entering Sections 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19 and 21). [ Youth Day Map ] Freshman student-athletes and assistant coaches will be mingling with the fans on the stadium turf. In addition, there will be performances by the dance and cheerleading teams.
The Michigan Athletic Marketing and Promotions Office will have schedule cards and posters available for the public.
MICHIGAN ATHLETICS GARAGE SALE: On Saturday, Aug. 11, the athletic department will hold a garage sale of athletic apparel from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the indoor track building. The facility is located just beyond the right-field fence of Michigan's baseball field. Items for sale include football jerseys, football pants, shoes, polo shirts, t-shirts, shorts, warm-up jackets, warm-up pants, gloves, baseball and lacrosse items and other merchandise.Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
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