Glick, Bromley and Davidsons Honored
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 and Field standout and legendary Michigan football radio announcer, Bob Ufer. The Letterwinners M Club presents the Award annually to a deserving individual in recognition of his or her exceptional contributions to the University of Michigan Athletic Department.
Al's affection for the University and its athletic programs dates back to when his brother was a student at Michigan, and continues today. His contributions to the Athletic Department and University are numerous and well-documented (he has made substantial financial contributions for establishments like the Football Fieldhouse, which bears his name, among other things), but it is Al's humble demeanor and approach to life that make him particularly deserving of the Ufer Award.
If you speak with anyone who knows Al, they all say the same thing: he 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 Al's highly successful Jackson-based company, Alro Steel.
Honorary M Letters
Phil Bromley and the late Bill Davidson, along with his wife, Karen, are this year's recipients of Honorary M Letters. The Letterwinners M Club awards honorary M Letters to individuals who have not lettered in a sport at Michigan, but have demonstrated outstanding service to the University of Michigan Athletic Department.
Phil Bromley played center for the University of Florida football team from 1981-1984 (we are not holding it against him that he is originally a Gator) before joining Michigan's Football staff as a graduate assistant in 1988. Phil has served in various capacities over his 25-year tenure ranging from volunteer assistant to his current position as Video Coordinator. Phil 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. Phil was recommended for the award by many 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 and Field team in the 1940's. The Davidsons have been long-time supporters of the Athletic Department and University as a whole. They have given tremendously in terms of time, leadership and philanthropy; the list of contributions is endless. Examples of this include the establishment of the William Davidson Institute in 1992, a non-profit research and educational institute, and a recent $7.5 million contribution in support of the Athletic Department. Karen is a Board Member of the William Davidson Institute and continues to be involved with the University on various levels, such as by serving on the President's Advisory Group and the Taubman Medical Research Institute Advisory Board.
Notre Dame Tailgate
Glick, Bromley, and the Davidson's will be honored with their respective awards on September 7, 2013 at the 2nd annual Michigan Letterwinners Alumni Tailgate before the Michigan vs. Notre Dame night game. The event will be held in between Oosterbaan Fieldhouse and the Baseball/Softball complexes (look for the "GO BLUE/M CLUB SUPPORTS YOU" banner).
The Tailgate will be catered by Stubb's BBQ and will include mouthwatering entrees, similar to last year's event. Drinks will also be provided. The cost for the tailgate is $30 and all past Letterwinners and their families and friends are welcome to attend. Proceeds from the Tailgate will fund the Letterwinners M Club Annual Alumni Scholarship.