Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will my donation benefit prostate cancer research?
A: Proceeds generated from this event are used to provide seed grants for prostate cancer research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) do not support high-risk new research with grant funding until scientific projects are well underway. Your support of the Men of Michigan Prostate Cancer Research Fund helps to ensure that further funding will be more attainable for prostate cancer researchers. Together we can make a difference and improve the quality of life for many men suffering with this disease, and save the lives of countless grandfathers, fathers and sons in generations to come.
Q: Is there a minimum age to participate in the Michigan Men’s Football Experience?
A: Yes, participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Q. What is the cost to participate in the 2013 Michigan Men’s Football Experience?
A: The cost to participate in the 2013 Michigan Men’s Football Experience is $2,500. The charitable donation is $1,700 and a gift receipt will be provided. The $800 non-refundable fee to participate is a non-tax-deductible gift.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: You need to bring your own cleats or other athletic shoes. We will provide your authentic Adidas® team jersey, T-shirt, shorts, and socks for practice. Business casual attire is appropriate for the Thursday evening cocktail reception and Legends Dinner. There will be opportunities for autographs and exclusive photo opportunities, so remember to bring along your camera and memorabilia to be signed.
Q: How do I get to the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel?
A: The Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel is located at 3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, just south of the U-M Athletics campus, near I-94 and State Street. The Sheraton’s website provides a helpful map and directions.
Q: Do I need to work out prior to arriving for the football experience?
A: It would be to your benefit to do some physical fitness exercises before you get to camp, depending on how much you want to exert yourself while on the field. Be sure to check with your physician prior to engaging in any strenuous activity.
Q: Will my family and friends be able to attend the final practice at the Big House on Friday?
A: Yes! Your family and friends can cheer you on as you make your grand entrance into the Big House during the final practice, along with the general public and the media.
For more information, please contact us at: FootballExperience@umich.edu or call Doreen McGuire at 734-763-4956.