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Marquette, MI – The top high school football talent from across the U.P. has convened in Marquette for U.P. All Star Football Week.
Check in day marks the beginning of a very busy week for the all star players.
The week will be jam packed with events including a media day, skills competition and a banquet.
They also have several community projects the team will be taking part in. On top of all of that, they will be practicing for the all star game Saturday.
Todd Goldbeck, the All Star Game organizer said, “Real exciting. We got kids from all over the U.P. coming to check in. They get their rooms. They get to find out who their roommates are. Part of check in is our food drive. This year we’re donating all of our food to St. Vincent Depaul’s food pantry. So, they’re very appreciative of that. They’re pretty low right now. So, kinds are brining in, you know, we’ll have well over a thousand pound of food that we’re going to donate.”
For the players, this week is all about having fun while making a difference in the community,
“Well we’re all coming out to the community. We’re going to play a football game it’s going to be a lot of fun. We’re going to Bay Cliff, we’re going to have a good time with all the kids there. It’s going to be a lot of fun. A lot of talent here. It should be a good week,” said, Ryan Ardnt of Bark River who will be playing on Team Black.
The All Star game will be played in Marquette at the Superior Dome. Game time is set for 1 pm eastern this Saturday, with the doors opening at noon.