April 4, 2013
The Letterwinners M Club has announced that Al Glick will be presented the Ufer Award while Phil Bromley and the late Bill Davidson and his wife, Karen, are this year's recipients of Honorary M Letters. The honors will be presented on September 7 at the Letterwinners M Club Notre Dame pregame tailgate.
Al Glick, a tireless and selfless advocate of the University of Michigan Athletic Department, is the 2013 recipient of the Ufer Award. The Award is named after former track & field standout and legendary Michigan football radio announcer Bob Ufer. The award is presented annually by the Letterwinners M Club to a deserving individual in recognition of his or her exceptional contributions to the University of Michigan Athletic Department.
Glick's affection for the University and its athletic programs dates back to when his brother was a student at the school and continues today. His contributions to the Athletic Department and larger University are well documented, as he has made substantial financial contributions towards the new football practice facility which bears his name, but it is Glick's humble demeanor and approach to life that make him particularly deserving of the award.
If you speak with anyone who knows him, they all say the same thing: Al Glick is a Michigan Man in every sense of the word, who possesses great integrity, humility and honesty. Not surprisingly, this is the driving philosophy behind his highly successful Jackson-based company, Alro Steel.
Honorary M Letters
Phil Bromley and the late Bill Davidson and his wife, Karen, are this year's recipients of Honorary M Letters. Honorary M Letters are awarded by the Letterwinners M Club to individuals who have not lettered in a sport at Michigan, but have demonstrated outstanding service to the University of Michigan Athletic Department.
Bromley played center for the University of Florida football team from 1981-1984 before joining Michigan's Football staff as a graduate assistant in 1988. He has served in various capacities over his 25-year tenure ranging from volunteer assistant to his current position as Video Coordinator. Bromley has worked under five head coaches dating back to Bo, which is a testament to his character and long-standing commitment to the football program. He was recommended for the award by numerous former players who all characterized him as being, "an unassuming, well-respected and just all-around great guy."
Bill and Karen Davidson are both graduates of the University, and Mr. Davidson was a member of the track & field team in the 1940's, though never received a letter. The Davidson's have been long-time supporters of the Athletic Department and University as whole. They have given tremendously in terms of time, leadership and philanthropy; the list of contributions is astonishing. Examples of this include the establishment of the William Davidson Institute on campus in 1992 and a recent $7.5 million contribution towards the William Davidson Player Development Center. Karen is a Board Member of the William Davidson Institute and continues to be involved with the University at various levels, including serving on the President's Advisory Group and the Taubman Medical Research Institute Advisory Board.
Both the Ufer Award and Honorary M Letters will be presented on September 7 at the Letterwinners M Club Notre Dame pregame tailgate.