Archives—August 2019









Sign up to be a Huskies #MIKidsCan Player of the Game

Sign up to be a Huskies #MIKidsCan Player of the Game

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech Athletics and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan have teamed up to promote the #MIKidsCan Campaign for the second year in a row. Local Copper Country youth will have an opportunity to be a part of the pregame ceremony for hockey, football, basketball, or volleyball.

Each lucky participant will be announced with the Huskies starting line up and either: lead the Huskies out on the ice and join them for the National Anthem, run the football to the refs for opening kickoff and then stand on the sideline for the kickoff, give the ball to the referee to start the game for basketball or volleyball, and sit at the end of the bench for the first quarter or set.

Please fill out this registration form through the link above to have your chance to become a Huskies #MIKidsCan Player of the Game. You must be in kindergarten through eighth grade. Participants will be randomly selected.

ABOUT
MIKidsCan is a part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s ongoing efforts to help Michigan families make good choices leading to healthier lives. With a focus on improving children’s health, over the last 10 years, BCBSM has given more than $6 million in support of kids’ health and wellness initiatives across the state, reaching more than 100,000 children.

GET THE FACTS
• Childhood obesity is a huge problem in the United States. Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. children are overweight.
• Michigan currently has the 18th highest childhood obesity rate in the U.S.
• The cost of health care is on the rise. Unhealthy kids are more likely to become unhealthy adults, which leads to higher health care costs.
• #MIKidsCan is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


Second Annual Basketball/Hockey Golf Outing Set for Sept. 6

Men's Basketball and Hockey Golf Outing Graphic

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech Athletics Department is pleased to announce the second annual men’s basketball and hockey meet the teams golf outing on Friday, September 6. The outing will be held at Portage Lake Golf Course and feature an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

Participants will sign up in teams of three and a student-athlete from men’s basketball or hockey will be assigned to each team as the fourth player. However, teams can elect to sign up with four players.

The cost per team is $300 which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, pizza on the course, a meal following the outing, and the opportunity to meet both the men’s basketball and hockey teams. There is a limit of 36 teams with prizes for longest drive, closest to pin, and longest putt. Prize money will be awarded to the top and bottom teams in each randomly picked flight.

Sponsorship opportunities include $150 for a hole or a team and hole sponsorship package can be purchased for $400.

Players can sign up for the outing using the registration form at the link above. Teams have three options for payment. Entry fees can be paid online at the link above, by sending a check made out to Michigan Technological University c/o Josh Buettner, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI, 49931, or by paying with a check/cash the day of the outing.

A percentage of the proceeds will support the Huskies Lend a Paw initiative to support Big Brothers Big Sisters – UP Kids.

Any questions may be directed to Josh Buettner by phone at 906-487-2594 or email at jjbuettn@mtu.edu.