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. organizations: The Beacon House Food Pantry will receive all food collected during the food drive, the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame, school lottery (U.P. high school football programs will be randomly drawn to receive donations from the game; 2009: Norway HS & Ewen-Trout Creek HS, 2010: Houghton HS & Rapid River HS), practice jerseys given to two U.P. football teams (Forest Park HS-white/red jerseys & Iron Mountain HS-black/white jerseys), game balls split between the two head coaches (Lake Linden-Hubbell & Manistique: 18 footballs each). Donation History

Game Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010

Game Time: 3 PM

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

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

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

Radio Broadcast (live):
Broadcasters: Mike Carr & Randy Van Gasse
        The Bear 93.1 WIMK (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
        The Bear 94.1 WUPK (Marquette)
        Country 105.5 WMKD (Sault Ste Marie/Pickford)

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 - 2010 Graduates (Invite only)

Number of Players: Approximately 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: Black with white numbers (Red outlines on numbers), white U.P. All-Stars on chest, white name on back of jersey, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: Black (solid, no stripes), Shoes: Black
West Uniforms Jerseys: White with red numbers, black U.P. All-Stars on chest, black 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:

Monday, June 21, 2010
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 22, 2010
Media Day:
Team and individual pictures, interviews with media personnel (newspapers, television and radio).
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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 24, 2010
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.

Friday, June 25, 2010
All-Star Banquet:        Sponsored by: Dickinson County Healthcare System
Recognition of players and coaches, hors d' oeuvres reception
Guest Speaker: Mike Maslowski (former Kansas City Chiefs LB)
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)

Saturday, June 26, 2010
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 Here

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 Travelling 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

Silver Sponsor
U.S. Army
Sergeant Moulton (for more information)                                  906-228-6803

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

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

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

Lane Lindeman, 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: Brett Gervais, Jordan Hahka, Stefan Liimatainen
East: Manistique: Kenner Broullire, Jared Edwards, Matt Gonzalez
East: Menominee: Keefer Conery, Erik Hines, Jordan Miller, Adam Saucier

Beverages (Powerade)
CCE - Coca-Cola Enterprises

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

West: Iron Mountain
East: Manistique

Coin Flip/Honorary Game Chairman
Mike Maslowski (former Kansas City Chiefs LB)

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

Dancers (Marquette Senior High School Dance Team)
Dance Coach: Stacie Davidson
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.

Game Ball Presenter
Tom Casperson-State Senate candidate

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

Internet Message Board

National Anthem
Sara Perfetti-Lake Linden-Hubbell Band/Choir Director

Referee-Ed Angeli (Marquette)
Umpire-Larry Benton
Line Judge-Mike Angeli
Back Judge-Rick Wales
Linesman-Jeff Marshall

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
Nick Palmer, Marquette

Radio Broadcast (live)
Broadcasters: Mike Carr & Randy Van Gasse
        The Bear 93.1 WIMK (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
        The Bear 94.1 WUPK (Marquette)
        Country 105.5 WMKD (Sault Ste Marie/Pickford)

Marquette Limo
Marquette, MI  49855                                                                     906-226-7772

West: Lake Linden-Hubbell: Connor Baccus, Carter Crouch
West: Calumet: Matt Ojala, Travis Ojala
East: TBA

U.P. Football All-Star Game

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