Tech Football to Host Kickoff Scrimmage Saturday August 31

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HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech football program is teaming up with Tadych's Econo Foods for a kickoff scrimmage Saturday August 31 at Sherman Field. This event, which starts at 2:30 p.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m., is also the launch event for this year's Huskies Lend a Paw to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The event will feature the football scrimmage as the Huskies prepared for their 2019 season opener at Hillsdale on Saturday September 7, a barbecue cookout, bounce house for the kids, candy, posters, and an opportunity to meet the team after the scrimmage is complete. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's community outreach initiative for Michigan Tech athletics is the Huskies Lend a Paw to support Big Brothers Big Sisters - UP Kids. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity – for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters programs help children realize their full potential and build their futures by providing strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships. For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters, click on the link at the top of the press release.

Tech Athletics is excited to once again offer VIP 4-Pack and VIP 2-Pack ticket packages for the 2019 football season. Prices are $368 for the 4-Pack and $224 or the 2-Pack option. There are a limited number of preferred VIP parking passes available for an additional $40.

Questions about football VIP 4 pack and 2 pack tickets should be directed to Gary Kruzich, Tech's Director of Athletic Partnerships and Ticket Sales, at 906-487-1604. Tickets may be purchased online at www.buyhuskiestickets.com or by phone at 906-487-2073.

Tech will play both of the non-conference games during the first two weeks of the 2019 campaign. The Huskies will begin the 2019 journey at Hillsdale as the two clubs continue their annual series on Saturday September 7th at 1 p.m. eastern time. Tech will then face McKendree for the first time the following week (Sept. 14) on the road starting at 2 p.m. eastern time. The Huskies then pay a visit to Saginaw Valley State on September 21st to commence the GLIAC portion of the schedule.

Tech's home opener is Saturday September 28th against Grand Valley State on Homecoming Weekend, which is one of four games at Sherman Field this season. Tech has a bye week and then rival Northern Michigan arrives in Houghton on October 12th for the annual Miner's Cup game.

The other two home games on the docket this year feature Ferris State on November 2nd and Northwood in the regular season finale on November 16th. Additional GLIAC road games take the Huskies to Davenport (Oct. 19), Ashland (Oct. 26), and Wayne State (Nov. 9).