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Posted on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 : 10:41 a.m.

Trading cards, sideline passes and more available during fundraising efforts at Michigan spring game

By Staff

The goal of allowing C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital patients to experience what it’s like to be a Michigan football player has created some unique opportunities for fans of the Wolverines.

The Michigan athletic department will use the April 16 spring football game as a fundraiser for a Michigan Football Experience Room in the new hospital, which is scheduled to open this fall.

For specific donations, fans can pick up gifts that range from a Desmond Howard trading card to a pre-game sideline pass for the Nebraska game on Nov. 19.

“There’s a great connection between Mott Children’s Hospital and our football program,” coach Brady Hoke said in a statement released by the university today. “We are excited about the opening of the new hospital and the Michigan Football Experience Room where patients will be able to feel what it’s like to be a real Wolverine football player.

“This is a great partnership and the spring game provides us an opportunity to help assist with the cause of helping children.”

Fans attending the game will be asked to make any donation the hospital. Donations at the following levels will come with a correlating gift:

• $5: A 5”x7” Fathead Trading Card of either Charles Woodson or Desmond Howard. • $20: A Fathead Teammate Block M (roughly 12”x7”). • $100: A Fathead Junior Big House Mural (17”x30”). • $250: Four passes to a pre-season scrimmage • $500: Two pre-game sideline passes (does not include game tickets) to one of the following four games: Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, San Diego State or Minnesota. • $750: Two pre-game sideline passes (does not include game tickets) to the Nebraska game.

A $1,000 donation receives 4 Mott Club Tickets, which includes: • Stadium parking for the spring game. • Priority access to the Michigan Experience. • Priority access to the locker room tour and associated experiences Friday or Saturday. • On-field experience during the alumni flag football game (designated bleacher area). • Access to special viewing location for the spring game and a VIP reception in the Regents guest area (food will be served) with a visit from Desmond Howard and other football alums during and/or following the game

For the second straight year, the Beam Family of Brighton will match every donation made to Mott at the gates of Michigan Stadium during the spring game.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. with the second annual alumni flag football game scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., followed by the varsity team taking the field at approximately 11:15 a.m.



Fri, Mar 25, 2011 : 1:41 p.m.

Motts children hospital is a blessing for children. I worked there in 1969 and I saw miracles and tragedies but I never saw any quitters.