U.P. Football All-Star Game


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. charitable organizations: The Beacon House, The U.P. Sports Hall of Fame, YMCA-Strong Kids Program & school lottery (two U.P. high school football programs will be randomly drawn to receive donations from the game; 2009: Norway HS & Ewen-Trout Creek HS). The game officials are also donating their paychecks to Bay Cliff Health Camp, along with a matching amount from Norm Pestka. Donation History

Game Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009

Game Time: 3 PM

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

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

TV Broadcast (tape-delayed): WLUC TV 6

Radio Broadcast (live):
The Bear (Northern Star Broadcasting)
        WIMK-93.1 (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
        WUPK-94.1 (Marquette)
        WIHC-97.9 (Newberry/Sault Ste. Marie)

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 - 2009 Graduates (Invite only)

Number of Players: Approximately 40-45 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: 6-8 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: East vs. West

East Schools: Bark River-Harris, Brimley, Cedarville, Engadine, Escanaba, Gladstone, Gwinn, Ishpeming, Manistique, Marquette, Menominee, Munising, Negaunee, Newberry, Pickford, Rapid River, Rudyard, Sault Area, St. Ignace, Westwood (20 schools)

West Schools: Baraga, Bessemer, Calumet, Ewen-Trout Creek, Forest Park, Hancock, Houghton, Iron Mountain, Ironwood, Kingsford, Lake Linden-Hubbell, L'Anse, North Central, North Dickinson, Norway, Ontonagon, Stephenson, Wakefield-Marenisco, West Iron County (19 schools)

Team Colors: East (Black-based) West (Red-based)
East Uniforms Jerseys: White with black numbers (red outlines on numbers), black name on back of jersey, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: White (with one pro-style red band and one black band), Shoes: Black
West Uniforms Jerseys: Red with white numbers (black outlines on numbers), white name on back of jersey, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: Red (solid, no stripes), Shoes: Black

Official Team Rosters & Profiles

History, Pictures, Awards, Videos & News

U.P. Football All-Star Game Trophy    Ring

Itinerary for All-Star Week:

Sunday, June 14, 2009
Charity Golf Outing:
Location: Heritage Golf Course, Marquette
Lunch Buffet (provided): 12 PM         Shotgun Start: 1 PM
Dinner Buffet (provided): following completion of golf
Hole prizes, Team prizes, Giveaways for every participant,
Best Ball Scramble format, Silent auction of sports memorabilia
Cost: $75/golfer (teams of 4 players=$300)
Registration: Register Online or Download Registration Form
Sponsor: Magic 97 FM WGLQ

Monday, June 15, 2009
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 16, 2009
Media Day:
Team and individual pictures, interviews with media personnel (newspapers, television and radio).
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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

Golf Challenge: Coaches
Coaches will play a round of golf at the Marquette Heritage Course. Coaches will be split into East teams and West teams.
Location: Heritage Golf Course, Marquette
Time: 1:30 PM - ?

Thursday, June 18, 2009
All-Star Banquet:        Sponsored by: Dickinson County Healthcare System
Recognition of players and coaches, hors d' oeuvres reception
Guest Speaker: David Carl (National Recruiting Educator)
Location: YMCA-Marquette
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)

Friday, June 19, 2009
Youth Football Camp:
Who: Youth football players (Grades 1-8)
What: Youth players are invited to participate in a football camp hosted by the U.P. All-Star Football players. All-Star players will instruct the youth players in a variety of fundamental football skills. Parents are encouraged to attend and take pictures of your youth player with his/her favorite All-Star players.
Location: Superior Dome
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $10 donation per player
No pre-registration is necessary. Participants get free admission to the U.P. Football All-Star Game and will be recognized at halftime.

Saturday, June 20, 2009
Recruiting Camp/Combine:
Who: Players in Grades 9-12.
What: Physical testing of athletes, results sent to colleges across the country
       Participants receive a free ticket to the U.P. Football All-Star Game.
Location: Superior Dome
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Registration: Register Online or Download Registration Form

Pre-Game Tailgate:
Fans can mingle and enjoy a pre-game cookout.
Sponsor: Vango's
Location: YMCA-Marquette (just down the street from the Dome)
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

U.P. Football All-Star Game:
Location: Superior Dome (doors open at 2:00 PM)
Player and Coach Introductions: 3:00 PM
Kickoff: Immediately following player and coach introductions
Cost: $5 (advance), $6 (at door)

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.

Official Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor
Northern Michigan Bank
1502 W Washington Street, Marquette, MI  49855                  906-228-7300

All-Star Reception Sponsor
Dickinson County Healthcare System
1721 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI  49801               906-774-1313

Gold Sponsors
U.S. Army
Sergeant Moulton (for more information)                                  906-228-6803

U.S. Air Force

Golf Outing Sponsor
Magic 97 FM WGLQ
524 Ludington Street, Suite 300, Escanaba, MI
118 West Washington Street, Suite 300, Marquette, MI
7876 W County Road 442, Manistique, MI

Halftime Sponsor
National Collegiate Scouting Association
1415 N Dayton St, Chicago, IL  60622                                       888-333-6846

Tailgate Sponsor
Vango's Pizza & Cocktail Lounge
927 North Third Street, Marquette, MI  49855                           906-228-7707

Booster Sponsors
ESPN Radio 970
121 North Front Street, Marquette, MI  49855                            906-225-9100

YMCA-Marquette (All-Star Reception & Tailgate Host also)
1420 Pine Street, Marquette, MI  49855                                      906-227-9622

Official Providers

PO Box 987, Marquette, MI  49855                                             906-226-4565

MB2 Sports                                                                                     913-231-2139

Athletic Trainers
Jon Jungwirth, MS, ATC, LAT, NASM-PES
Sports Medicine Program Coordinator
Dickinson County Healthcare System Sports Medicine
1721 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI  49801              906-776-5522

Matthew Jaksetic, ATC
Dickinson County Healthcare System Sports Medicine
1721 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI  49801              906-776-5522

Athletic Training Supplies
PO Box 1001, Gardner, KS  66030                                             800-345-2231

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

Ball Boys/Stats
West: Lake Linden-Hubbell:
        Travis Ambuehl, Ross Dumonthier, Kyle Kumpula, Brandon Sundblad
East: Manistique: DJ Lambert, Gunnar Mickelson

Beverages (Powerade)
Bink's Coca-Cola                   www.binksbeverages.com

Chain Gang
Lake-Linden Hubbell: Rick Gilles, Mike Hale, Mark Normand

West: Lake Linden-Hubbell
East: Manistique

Coin Flip/Honorary Game Chairman
David Carl

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

Dancers (Marquette Senior High School Dance Team)
Dance Coach: Lori Frak
The MSHS Dance Team is helping with player check-in to gather the food from the food drive, as well as assemble and place the player/coach welcome bags in each room. The MSHS Dance Team also will be helping with the 50/50 raffle at the game.

Internet Message Board

National Anthem
Elizabeth Grugin

Referee-John Gravier (Ontonagon)
Umpire-John Cane (Ontonagon)
Line Judge-Tim Marczak (Ontonagon)
Linesman-Dale Kleffman (Gwinn)
Back Judge-Jeff Rule (Ontonagon)
**Officials are donating their paychecks to Bay Cliff Health Camp. Norm Pestka Construction is donating a matching amount as well.**

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

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

CJ Graphics         www.cjgraphics.net
121 S Carpenter Ave, Kingsford, MI  49802                              906-774-8636

Public Address Announcer
Sean O'Donnell, Negaunee

The Bear (Northern Star Broadcasting)
401 E. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI  49855                                      906-632-1400
WIHC-97.9 (Newberry/Sault Ste. Marie)
WUPK-94.1 (Marquette)
WIMK-93.1 (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
Broadcasters: Mike Carr & Scott Nason

Reception & Tailgate Host
1420 Pine Street, Marquette, MI  49866                                     906-475-4161

177 US 41 East, Negaunee, MI  49866                                     906-475-4161

Apple Cab Co.
PO Box 987, Marquette, MI  49855                                             906-226-9999

U.P. Football All-Star Game

Yooper Bowl

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