U.P. Football All-Star Game

2016

Mission: The U.P. Football All-Star Game will showcase U.P. high school football and give the fans an opportunity to enjoy a competitive game between the U.P.'s best graduating seniors. The U.P. Football All-Star Game will provide a positive environment for all who participate and allow the players and coaches to experience the excitement and camaradarie involved with an All-Star event.

Charity: All-Star Game proceeds will be donated to the following U.P. organizations: The Beacon House Food Pantry will receive all food collected during the food drive, the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame scholarship program, school lottery (U.P. high school football programs will be randomly drawn to receive donations from the game; 2016: TBA, practice jerseys given to two U.P. football teams (TBA), new footballs split between the two head coaches (TBA: 18 footballs each). Donation History

Game Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Game Time: 1 PM, Doors to the Dome open at Noon

Location: Northern Michigan University - Superior Dome (Marquette, MI)

Tickets: Game: $5 (advance), $6 (at door) Order game tickets and pay online

Lodging: Country Inn & Suites (Official Hotel Provider)
Mention the U.P. Football All-Star Game for a special rate!

Television Broadcast:
TV 6/FOX UP
Airs on FOX UP on Sunday, June 26 from 4 PM-7 PM
Available on-demand at Upper Michigan's Source
www.uppermichiganssource.com

Radio Broadcast (live):
Great Lakes Radio
(Marquette) 103.3 WFXD Country
(Escanaba) 92.7FM WRUP Real Classic Rock
Streamed LIVE at www.wfxd.com

Sovereign Communications
93.1 FM WIMK (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
105.5 FM WMKD (Sault Ste Marie)
1450 AM WNBY (Newberry)
WIMK & WUPK www.uprockradio.com (Streamed Online)
WMKD www.country105fm.net (Streamed Online)
WIMK www.1450wnby.com (Streamed Online)

Internet Message Board: www.up-football.com
Take part in the latest talk regarding U.P. football and the game.

Participants: U.P. Senior Football Players - 2016 Graduates (Invite only)

Number of Players: Approximately 40 players per team

Player Selection Process: Players selected with input from all U.P. high school coaches and U.P. sportswriters (All-Conference Teams and All-U.P. Teams considered).  There is no limit to the number of players from any particular school.  Once the teams are selected, players will receive an invitation to participate in the game.  If the player accepts the invitation, he will be sent an informational packet detailing the specifics of the game, the week's itinerary and the expectations of each player.  If he declines the invitation, the next player at that position will be invited.

Number of Coaches: 5-8 coaches per team

Coach Selection Process: Coaches will be selected at the completion of the playoffs.  It is the hope of the U.P. Football All-Star Game that all U.P. coaches will take turns coaching the game, so everyone gets a chance to be involved and all schools and conferences are represented.

Team Names: North vs. South

North Schools: Baraga, Brimley, Calumet, Ewen-Trout Creek, Gogebic (Bessemer-Wakefield-Marenisco), Gwinn, Hancock, Houghton, Ironwood, Ishpeming, Lake Linden-Hubbell, L'Anse, Marquette, Munising, Negaunee, Newberry, Ontonagon, Sault Area, Superior Central, Westwood (20 schools)

South Schools: Bark River-Harris, Cedarville, Engadine, Escanaba, Forest Park, Gladstone, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Manistique, Menominee, Mid Peninsula, North Central, North Dickinson, Norway, Pickford, Rapid River, Rudyard, St. Ignace, Stephenson, West Iron County (20 schools)

Team Colors: North (Black-based)     South (Red-based)
North Uniforms Jerseys: White, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: Black, Shoes: Black
South Uniforms Jerseys: Red, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: Red, Shoes: Black

Official Team Rosters & Profiles

U.P. Football All-Star Game News

History, Pictures, Awards & Videos

Tickets Available Online
        Game: $5 (advance), $6 (at door)

Merchandise
        (Ring, DVD, Game Programs, Plaques, Apparel)

U.P. Football All-Star Game Trophy    Ring


Itinerary for All-Star Week:

Monday, June 20, 2016
Athlete and Coach Check-In:
Location: Northern Michigan University, Meyland Hall
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food Donation Drop-Off:
Community members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items at the time of athlete and coach check-in.
All donations to benefit The Beacon House food pantry.
Location: Northern Michigan University, Meyland Hall
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Media Day:
Team and individual pictures, interviews with media personnel (newspapers, television and radio).
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Skills Challenge: Players
Players compete in a variety of skills (Fastest Man, Strongest Man, Receiver Challenge, Quarterback Challenge, Punting, Kicking). Open to the public.
Location: Superior Dome
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Coaches Reception
Coaches from both teams (North and South) gather to socialize and discuss the events of the week. Other local high school coaches are also invited to attend.
Location: Buffalo Wild Wings
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sponsor: U.P. Rehab Services www.uprehab.com

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Bay Cliff Health Camp Visit:
Time: leave dorms at 2:30PM
Arrive: Bay Cliff at 3:15PM
Football Camp for Bay Cliff Campers: 4PM
Dinner with Bay Cliff Campers: 5:30 PM
Flag Ceremony: following dinner
Return to campus: 7:30PM

Friday, June 24, 2016
All-Star Banquet:
Recognition of players and coaches, hors d' oeuvres reception
Guest Speaker: Bob Landsee (former NFL player-Eagles, U.P. Native)
Location: Bottum University Center - Northern Michigan University
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (social), 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (program)
Tickets available to the public: $20/person (limited number available)
Contact Xcel: (608-279-6960, todd@Xcel.net)

Saturday, June 25, 2016
U.P. Football All-Star Game:
Location: Superior Dome (doors open at 12:00 PM)
Player and Coach Introductions: 1:00 PM
Kickoff: Immediately following player and coach introductions
Cost: $5 (advance), $6 (at door)     Order game tickets and pay online

Post-Game Awards:
Most Valuable Player (offense and defense) & Character Award from each team will be selected by each team's coaches and receive a plaque.  Championship traveling trophy will be presented to the winning coach.  The winning team (East or West) may pass the trophy to other schools from the winning team throughout the following year. Championship Traveling Trophy

Practice Schedule: Practices will be held at Northern Michigan University (indoors and outdoors).  Practice will be held two times per day and the team coaches will determine the exact schedule and meeting times.

Northern Michigan University Campus Map


Official Providers

Ambulance/EMS
Marquette General Hospital
580 W College Ave., Marquette, MI  49855       906-228-9440

Apparel/Uniforms/Shoes/Footballs
Elite Wrestling-Sun Prairie, WI

Athletic Trainers
Active Physical Therapy, Marquette & Ishpeming       906-204-7400
www.StayActiveUP.com

Awards Provider
BK Enterprises       www.bkengravesit.com
410 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI  49801       906-774-0097

Chain Gang
Lake-Linden Hubbell: Rick Gilles, Sam Gilles, Mark Normand, Dean Seppala

Color Guard
U.S. Army       www.goarmy.com       906-228-6803

Hotel Provider
Country Inn & Suites (Official Hotel Provider)       906-225-1300
Mention the U.P. Football All-Star Game for a special rate!

Internet Message Board
www.up-football.com

Marketing Partner
Bottom Line Marketing
4410 County Rd CN, Champion, MI 49814
906-371-0062, tammy@bottomlineblack.com

National Anthem
Rachael Loman-Ishpeming

Officials
Ed Angeli
Larry Benton
Jeff Marshall
Steve Holman
Jeff Dodge
Rick Wales

Photographer
William Schumann Photography     www.wdsphoto.com       906-250-2484

Physician
Dr. John L. Lehtinen, MD
Board Certified: Sports Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Family Medicine
1414 W Fair Ave, Marquette, MI  49855       906-225-4555

Public Address Announcer
Nick Palmer, Marquette

Radio Broadcast (live):
Great Lakes Radio
(Marquette) 103.3 WFXD Country
(Escanaba) 92.7FM WRUP Real Classic Rock
Streamed LIVE at www.wfxd.com

Sovereign Communications
93.1 FM WIMK (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
105.5 FM WMKD (Sault Ste Marie)
1450 AM WNBY (Newberry)
WIMK & WUPK www.uprockradio.com (Streamed Online)
WMKD www.country105fm.net (Streamed Online)
WIMK www.1450wnby.com (Streamed Online)

Television Broadcast:
TV 6/FOX UP
Streamed LIVE at www.uppermichigansource.com
Replayed on TV 6/FOX UP on Sunday, June 26 at 11 AM

Transportation
Checker Bus
Marquette, MI  49855       906-226-7772



Potential Sponsors: There are many different sponsorship opportunities available. Xcel is a non-profit organization, so all sponsorship donations to the game are tax-deductible. Contact Xcel for more information.

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U.P. Football All-Star Game Trophy
U.P. Football All-Star Game Ring