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 scholarship program, school lottery (U.P. high school football programs will be randomly drawn to receive donations from the game; 2013: L'Anse & Newberry, practice jerseys given to two U.P. football teams (St. Ignace & Westwood), new footballs split between the two head coaches (North Dickinson & Ishpeming: 18 footballs each). Donation History

Game Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013

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):
103.3 FM Country (Marquette)
92.7 FM Classic Rock (Escanaba)
www.wfxd.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 - 2013 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: East vs. West

East Schools: Bark River-Harris, Brimley, Cedarville, Engadine, Escanaba, Gladstone, Gwinn, Ishpeming, Manistique, Marquette, Mid Peninsula, Munising, Negaunee, Newberry, Pickford, Rapid River, Rudyard, Sault Area, St. Ignace, Superior Central, Westwood (21 schools)

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

Team Colors: East (Black-based)     West (Red-based)
East Uniforms Jerseys: White with black U.P. on front, black numbers on front left shoulder, black name on back of jersey, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: Black, Shoes: Black
West Uniforms Jerseys: Red with black U.P. on front (white outlines on letters), black/white numbers on front left shoulder, white name on back of jersey, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: Red, 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 24, 2013
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 25, 2013
Media Day:
Team and individual pictures, interviews with media personnel (newspapers, television and radio).
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Bay Cliff Health Camp Visit:
Time: leave dorms at 3PM
Arrive: Bay Cliff at 3:40PM
Football Camp for Bay Cliff Campers: 4PM
Dinner with Bay Cliff Campers: 5:30 PM
Flag Ceremony: following dinner
Return to campus: 6:30PM

Friday, June 28, 2013
All-Star Banquet:
Recognition of players and coaches, hors d' oeuvres reception
Guest Speaker: Jeff Olson-Ishpeming High School Head Coach
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 29, 2013
Youth Football Games:
Who: Youth football players in grades 5-8
What: Football games between youth teams throughout the U.P.
Location: Superior Dome
Times: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM, Noon - 1:30 PM
Game 1: Marquette vs Westwood (grades 5-6)
Game 2: Keweenaw vs Stephenson (grades 5-6)
Game 3: Menominee Gold vs Menominee Black (grades 7-8)

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

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

All-American Wrestling Supply                                                     608-831-8733

Athletic Trainers
Jon Jungwirth, MS, ATC, LAT, NASM-PES                                (c)906-396-2143
Marcus Smithson, AT Intern
Bellin Health Sports Medicine       

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
West: Callen Campbell-Sault Ste Marie
East: Luke Kostreva-Ishpeming

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

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

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

Internet Message Board

Marketing Partner
Bottom Line Marketing
4410 County Rd CN, Champion, MI 49814

National Anthem
David Bashaw
Bryce Genovese
David Gilbert
Marty Gray

Larry Benton
Ed Angeli
Mike Angeli
Steve Holman
Barry James
John Wagner

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

Public Address Announcer
Nick Palmer, Marquette

Radio Broadcast (live)
103.3 FM Country (Marquette)
92.7 FM Classic Rock (Escanaba)
www.wfxd.com (Streamed Online)

Checker Transport
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.

U.P. Football All-Star Game

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