U.P. Football All-Star Game

2012

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; 2012: Superior Central & Gogebic: Bessemer-Wakefield-Marenisco), practice jerseys given to two U.P. football teams (North Dickinson-white/maroon jerseys & Cedarville-black/white jerseys), new footballs split between the two head coaches (Baraga & Menominee: 18 footballs each). Donation History

Game Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012

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
93 Rock WIMK (Iron Mountain/Escanaba) (Listen live online also)
94 Rock WUPK (Marquette) (Listen live online also)
1450 AM WNBY (Newberry) (Listen live online also)
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 - 2012 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, Menominee, Munising, Negaunee, Newberry, Pickford, Rapid River, Rudyard, Sault Area, St. Ignace, Superior Central, Westwood (21 schools)

West Schools: Baraga, Bessemer-Wakefield-Marenisco, Calumet, Ewen-Trout Creek, Forest Park, Hancock, Houghton, Iron Mountain, Ironwood, Kingsford, Lake Linden-Hubbell, L'Anse, North Central, North Dickinson, Norway, Ontonagon, Stephenson, West Iron County (18 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 outlines on numbers), red 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

U.P. Football All-Star Game News

History, Pictures, Awards & Videos

U.P. Football All-Star Game Trophy    Ring


Itinerary for All-Star Week:

Monday, June 25, 2012
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 26, 2012
Media Day:
Team and individual pictures, interviews with media personnel (newspapers, television and radio).
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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 28, 2012
Bay Cliff Health Camp Visit

Friday, June 29, 2012
All-Star Banquet:
Recognition of players and coaches, hors d' oeuvres reception
Guest Speaker: Eric Beverly-Former NFL Player (Lions & Falcons)
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 30, 2012
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 - 11:30 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)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.


Official Sponsors

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

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

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


Official Providers

Ambulance/EMS
MediRide
PO Box 987, Marquette, MI  49855                                             906-226-4565

Apparel/Uniforms/Shoes/Footballs
All-American Wrestling Supply                                                     608-831-8733

Athletic Trainers
Jon Jungwirth, MS, ATC, LAT, NASM-PES                                (c)906-396-2143
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

James Schultz, LAT, ATC
Bay Area Medical Center
3100 Shore Drive, Marinette, WI  54132              715-735-4200

Athletic Training Supplies
Cramer
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/Video
West: Baraga, North Dickinson
East: Ishpeming

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

Cheerleaders
West: Forest Park, Iron Mountain, Lake Linden-Hubbell
East: Rapid River, Marquette, Escanaba

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
www.up-football.com

Marketing Partner
Bottom Line Marketing
4410 County Rd CN, Champion, MI 49814
906-371-0062

National Anthem
Ellie Woodruff-Gwinn High School

Officials
Larry Benton
Mike Angeli
Steve Holman
Barry James
John Wagner

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

Printer
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
93 Rock WIMK (Iron Mountain/Escanaba) (Listen live online also)
94 Rock WUPK (Marquette) (Listen live online also)
1450 AM WNBY (Newberry) (Listen live online also)
Country 105.5 WMKD (Sault Ste Marie/Pickford)

Transportation
Marquette Limo
Marquette, MI  49855                                                                     906-226-7772

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