Release courtesy of Travis McCurdy, Sports Information Director, Northwood University
Midland, Mich. -- Northwood University will be hosting Children’s Cancer Awareness day Saturday (September 10) at Hantz Stadium in correlation with the football game. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon.
There are a number of activities revolved around this new event for Northwood football:
- The team has invited 16 kids who are battling cancer and their families to the game. A Northwood player has been assigned to each of these kids. The player will email their kid a note in advance, wishing them well and inviting them to the game. The player will also write a note for them to pick up when they arrive. After the game will have the kids come onto the field to meet their player and to have a photo taken with the team.
- Northwood Head Coach Mike Sullivan will meet with the kids before the game.
- There will be gold bracelets and gold wrapped Hershey kisses given away to all fans to support Childhood Cancer Awareness.
- A clown will be coming to the pre-game kid's zone, as well as a face-painting, and Henna painting. There will also be a bounce house and other kid’s activities.
- At halftime, there will be a Hope Has Wings event where we release a chest full of butterflies as a symbol of hope for children battling cancer.
- Throughout the game, Tackle Childhood Cancer t-shirts will be thrown into the crowd.
For more information on this great event, please contact Dave Marsh at (989) 837-4389 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.