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Posted on Mon, May 9, 2011 : 7:25 p.m.

Brady Hoke and Ron English teaching women football for charity and more upcoming local events

By Josh Coudret

"In Brief" is a collection of announcements and upcoming events that appears in its entirety on Mondays and as space permits in our Thursday and Sunday print editions. To submit an item, email

Michigan football coach Brady Hoke and his staff will lead the 13th annual University of Michigan Women’s Football Academy on June 11.

The academy includes drills on offense, defense, passing, blocking and kicking. The day ends with a scrimmage.

Proceeds benefit the Patient and Family Support Services Program at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The cost is $125 per person and each participant is expected to contribute a minimum of $200 from fund-raising efforts.

Visit to register. Contact Doreen McGuire at 734-998-6895 or for more information.


EMU Football Skills Clinic for Women
Eastern Michigan football coach Ron English and his staff will teach women basic football skills at the third annual EMU Football Skills Clinic for Women. According to, there will be more emphasis on strategy at the June 17 event than in the past. Also, the time was moved so the end of the event can take place under the lights at Rynearson Stadium. This year it starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at about 9 p.m.

Registration is $25 per person or $15 for EMU students. The price includes a meal, a T-shirt and photo opportunities with coaches. Part of the registration money will be donated to the EMU volleyball team's “Dig Pink” fundraiser for breast cancer research. Register online at or email Jenny Scherer at

Don Canham hall of fame-bound
Former Michigan athletic director Don Canham will be posthumously inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators hall of fame at the organization’s convention June 16-18 in Orlando, Fla.

“Don Canham was a visionary who thought outside the box to sell Michigan football,” said NACMA President Kurt Esser. “His advertising campaigns to boost ticket sales, along with his forward thinking on fundraising and licensing helped lay the foundation of what marketing has become.”

Canham, Michigan’s athletic director from 1968-88, launched college football’s first-ever direct mail and advertising campaign to boost ticket sales. He also established a series of fundraising clubs.

Jamie Morris teams with Milan athletics
The Milan High School Student-Athlete Appreciation Fundraiser, which features an appearance by former Michigan and NFL running back Jamie Morris, will be held from 1 to to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the Milan High School gym.

All proceeds will go to the athletics department and to individual team budgets. Tickets, on sale in the athletic office, are $20 or $10 for students. Call the athletic department at 734-439-5088 for more information.


Registration open for Ann Arbor City Tennis Tournament
Registration for all events in the 2011 Ann Arbor City Tennis Tournament is now open. The annual events, first held in 1919, kick off June 11 with the two-day mixed doubles tournament. The singles tournament is July 13-17, men’s and women’s doubles are July 29-31 and the juniors July 28-29.

During the final day of the doubles event, the AAACTA will hold a town tennis celebration that features kids’ clinics and free food. Visit for more information.

Tennis association to “Raise a Racket” for homeless
The Ann Arbor Area Community Tennis Association will host its Raise a Racket event at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, to benefit The Shelter Association of Ann Arbor.

Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be served at the event, and there will also be “fun tennis” played. The event also features a pro exhibition, lessons with area pros and tennis-related contests with prizes. The cost to participate is $50 per person. Visit the AAACTA website for more details.


For Women Only run on Sunday
The Ann Arbor Track Club is hosting the 29th annual For Women Only 5K, “a 3.1 mile celebration of fitness that empowers, inspires and strengthens women of all ages and athletic abilities,” according to

The race starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Ellen Thompson Women’s Health Center at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Online registration is closed, but on-site registration is available. The cost is $25 for girls (16 and under), $28 for women and $30 on the day of the race. For more information, visit the Ann Arbor Track Club’s website.


All-skills basketball camp
Drills, Skills and Offense Basketball is holding a camp at One on One Athletic Club in Ann Arbor to help children who aren’t yet in high school improve their skills. There will also be tournament games and a slam dunk contest the final day of the camp. The cost is $150 per child and a T-shirt and lunch each day are included. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between June 20-24. Call 734-761-4440 or email for more information.

"In Brief" is a collection of announcements and upcoming events that appears in its entirety on Mondays and as space permits in our Thursday and Sunday print editions. To submit an item, email


1st Down

Tue, May 10, 2011 : 8:46 a.m.

Coach Hoke will teach those ladies how to play defense.