Press Box

March 16, 2003


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Ã‚“ TheNorthern Michigan University Athletic Department in conjunction with theStudent-Athlete Advisory Committee is sponsoring Young Wildcats on Sunday,April 6th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the PEIF gyms.  The event is being held in conjunction withNational Student-Athlete Day (April 6), which is Americaâ€Ã‚™s day to celebrateoutstanding student-athletes who have achieved excellence in academics andathletics while having made significant contributions to the community.  It is also a time to recognize thoseparents, teachers, coaches and school systems which make it possible for youngpeople to find the balance between academics and athletics.

The Young Wildcats is open tochildren in kindergarten through sixth grade and it is free for eachparticipant.  Each child will have anopportunity to participate in a sporting activity given by one of the NMUathletes in their sport.  Children willlearn how to score a goal in soccer, throw a football, shoot a basket and manymore activities.  After the event eachparticipant will receive a special gift.

For more information and to sign upcontact the NMU Athletic Department at (906) 227-2105.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director