April 3, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The 2012 Mott Spring Game presented by PNC Bank featuring the University of Michigan football team and its alumni is two weeks away and the program hopes to exceed the estimated crowd of 50,000 fans that watched last year's final practice at Michigan Stadium. The spring game is free to the public, but the football team and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital have teamed up for a fund raiser for the new hospital.
The gates to Michigan Stadium will open at 9 a.m. The fourth annual alumni flag football game begins with introductions at 10 a.m. The 133rd team in school history will take the field for warm-ups at approximately 11:20 am. The final spring practice will start at noon and will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.
All donations from Saturday's spring game will benefit kids at the new Mott Children's Hospital. The Beam Family of Brighton, Mich., has graciously offered to match dollar-for-dollar every donation that is made at the gates during Saturday's activities.
Fans can make a donation of choice to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital upon entering the gates of Michigan Stadium. Donations are accepted at any level, but fans will receive giveaways for donating at the following levels:
$5 -- magnet replica of the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Spring Game patch worn by U-M players
$10 -- 'This is Michigan' rally towel AND spring game magnet
$15 -- 'I Wore 21' book about Desmond Howard
$20 -- 'Hail to the Little Victors' baseball cap
$250 -- four (4) passes to a preseason football practice (final date to be determined)
$500 -- Brady Hoke autographed Michigan Football Helmet (limited quantity) AND four (4) passes to the preseason football practice
Little disappointed that there isn't any mini fatheads like last year. They could have done ones of Brian Griese or Tom Brady.
The corporate title of this game annoys me though.