Aug. 9, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department will host the annual Michigan Football Youth Day from 2-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 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 1:30 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 activities around the stadium concourse themed for kids as well as the traditional autograph sessions around the concourse (for both kids and all fans in attendance).
Three hundred (300) lucky members of the Kids Go Blue Club presented by University of Michigan Credit Union were randomly selected to gain early access into Michigan Stadium before the general public and thus first in line for their favorite player or coach. The deadline for entries for early entry on Michigan Football Youth Day was at 5 p.m. on Aug. 7. The winners were notified through the email address associated with their Kids Club account on Thursday (Aug. 8). The email provides 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 or two items per family. 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 approximately the first 250 people in line; there will be no exceptions.
If you wish to get an autograph from Coach Hoke or the quarterbacks, you must line up at Gate 10 (located at the northeast corner of the stadium at the corner of Greene Street and East Keech Avenue) in order to receive a wristband, which will allow for access to the autograph line you select. Wristbands will be required for admittance into the autograph lines inside the stadium for both Coach Hoke and the quarterbacks. Signage and event personnel will be located at Gate 10 indicating where you will be required to line up in order to receive the appropriate wristband. Please note that a limited number of wristbands will be available and once all have been distributed, the lines for Coach Hoke and the quarterbacks will be closed.
Hoke will sign autographs on the Mortensen Plaza, which is located inside Gate 2 (southeast corner) of Michigan Stadium. Michigan players will be signing autographs at several concession stands around the entire stadium.
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.
Kids Go Blue Club Registration Link: MGoBlue.com/kidsclub
Tickets Available at Youth Day: Fans will be able to purchase available single-game tickets to the 2013 Football season (and all UM athletics) at the Michigan Athletic Box Office located at the SE corner of Michigan Stadium within the Crisler Center. The featured ticket offer on Youth Day is the Coke Zero Football Family Pack which includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four beverages, four t-shirts and two game programs (more than $100 in added value) to either the CMU or Akron game.
YOUTH DAY AT MICHIGAN STADIUM - SECTIONS WHERE PLAYERS WILL SIGN AUTOGRAPHS
All True Freshmen Will Be On the Michigan Stadium Field During Youth Day
Section 8: F. Clark, Godin, Heitzman, Ojemudia, Strobel, Wormley
Section 10: Ash, Black, R. Glasgow, Henry, Mitropoulos-Rundus, Pipkins, Washington
Section 11: Bolden, Henderson, Jenkins-Stone, Liesman, Morgan, Ross III
Section 13: Benda, Beyer, Gant, C. Gordon, Ryan
Section 16: J. Clark, Furman, T. Gordon, Wilson
Section 18: Austin, Avery, Pearson, Richardson
Section 19: Countess, Hollowell, Taylor
Section 33: Bryant, G. Glasgow, Lewan, Pliska
Section 35: Bars, Braden, Kalis, Magnuson
Section 36: Burzynski, Gunderson, Mateus, Miller, Schofield
Section 29: Esterline, Funchess, Jocz, Paskorz, Williams
Section 31: Hardison, Hayes, Houma, Johnson, Kerridge, Rawls, Toussaint
Section 25: Capatina, Darboh, Dileo, Jackson, Norfleet
Section 27: Chesson, Dever, Gallon, Keizer, Reynolds
Section 38: Bellomy, Cleary, Gardner, Swieca
Section 9: Allen, Gibbons, Glanda, Wile
Media Contact: Justin Dickens (734) 763-4423