MICHIGAN STATE SPARTAN FOOTBALL OC BRAD SALEM AFTER PRACTICE!
Hondo S. Carpenter
The Michigan State Spartan Football program will host their annual green and white game again this year and of course the corresponding youth camp. Spartan Nation was at practice today to talk to coaches and players. Below is all the information about this weekend, courtesy of Ben Phlegar the terrific SID.
SPRING GAME INFORMATION (PRESENTED BY McLAREN HEALTH PLAN): Michigan State's Green-White spring game, presented by McLaren Health Plan, is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Spartan Stadium on Saturday, April 13. Admission is free and the stadium gates (Gates B, C, J, K) will open at 12:30 p.m.
Parking is free (Lots 79, 63, 62W, 56, 39/40, 41; Ramps 5 and 7; Lot 62E has been reserved for disabled parking).
YOUTH CLINIC INFORMATION (SPONSORED BY SPARROW HEALTH SYSTEM): Prior to the spring game, MSU's coaching staff and players will conduct a free youth football clinic, sponsored by Sparrow Health System. Children, ages 8-12, are invited to attend the youth clinic (no registration required) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gates to the John and Becky Duffey Practice Fields, located off of Shaw Lane, will open at 10:30 a.m.
Parking lots (79, 62W, 56, 39/40, 41; Ramps 5 and 7) will be open for clinic participants. Please be advised that the inaugural Izzo Legacy Run/Walk will also be taking place on campus that morning, beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, please visit:
Clinic participants will be assigned by age to a practice field to rotate through all drills (Duffy Daugherty Football Building indoor facility and John and Becky Duffey Football Practice Fields). The purpose of the clinic is to introduce youngsters to the game by stressing fundamentals. No football gear is required. In addition, clinic participants will receive a free Spartan football poster and a coupon for a complimentary hot dog and soft drink to be redeemed at a concession stand in Spartan Stadium during the spring game.
HELP TACKLE HUNGER FOOD DRIVE (SPONSORED BY FARM BUREAU INSURANCE): The 12th-annual Help Tackle Hunger Food Drive to support the MSU Student Food Bank will take place at the spring game.
This year, in partnership with Michigan State Athletics and Residential & Hospitality Services, Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan is supporting the efforts with food collection at the entrances of Spartan Stadium during the game. Statewide agents will be on-site to collect nonperishable food donations to distribute to the MSU Student Food Bank. Fans will receive a Spartan rally towel with each donation.
Fans attending the spring game can also make monetary donations at concession stands throughout Spartan Stadium. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will be donated to the MSU Food Bank.
The MSU Student Food Bank is a critical line of defense for students and student families experiencing food insecurity. Facing a limited availability of food can have a negative impact on students' academic success.
GEORGE WEBSTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND - PRESS BOX SEATS: A limited number of press box seats – priced at $90 each – remain on sale for the spring game. (Note: Minimum age requirement is 12 for press box admission; deadline is Friday, April 12 at noon.) It marks the 12th year in a row that fans have an opportunity to purchase press box seats and enjoy the same view as the media that cover Spartan football. Proceeds from the sale of press box seats will benefit the George Webster Scholarship Fund. Fans may order press box seats online at msuspartans.com by clicking on the "Order Tickets" link under the "Tickets" tab. | Click Here to Order Press Box Seats
MEDIA/BROADCAST INFORMATION: The spring game will be broadcast live on BTN2Go and on tape delay on BTN at 6 p.m. In addition, Spartan Sports Network will broadcast the spring game to several radio affiliates around the state as well as online at SpartanSportsNetwork.com. The official website of Michigan State Athletics, msuspartans.com, will provide gameday audio (via spartansportsnetwork.com), highlights and post-game quotes. For live in-game updates, fans also can follow @MSU_Football on Twitter.
ADDITIONAL SPRING GAME NOTES: • Fans are reminded no bags or purses are allowed inside Spartan Stadium. This includes but is not limited to: backpacks, purses of any size, camera cases, binocular cases, wallets not stored in pockets, bags, diaper bags, seat cushions with pockets that are used for storage. If any of these bags are attached to a person's waist or wrist, they still are not allowed in the stadium.
• Those individuals with true medical needs will be directed to either Gate C or K. Individuals entering that gate may bring the medical items in any bag. Those bags will be searched and tagged by an MSU Police Officer. The officer working that gate has the final determination if that item is a true medical need.
• Fans are reminded that the "open container" ordinance will be enforced on campus and in parking lots for the spring football game.
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