Football Family Fun Fest Scheduled for April 21

Young fans will get a chance to interact and compete with Illini football players!
Young fans will get a chance to interact and compete with Illini football players!

March 26, 2012

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman, his coaching staff, and the Fighting Illini football team will host the annual Football Family Fun Fest on Saturday, April 21, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Memorial Stadium.

The event will take place in April for the second straight year so that fans can enjoy all of the usual Family Fun Fest activities on the playing surface at Memorial Stadium.

Fans will be able to meet the new coaching staff and collect autographs, take photos and participate in a variety of fun activities with Illinois players. Football drills and competitions will be available for youngsters age 13 and under in addition to inflatable games like the bounce house, bungee run, and giant slide.

Football Family Fun Fest is free and open to the public. On-site registration is required for all children that wish to participate in the on-field activities. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be held just inside Gate 24 on the west side of Memorial Stadium, which will be the only entrance used for stadium entry.

Free parking will be available in the Northwest and Northeast parking lots of Assembly Hall and in the grass lot west of the stadium if weather permits. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility. That venue is located to the northeast of Memorial Stadium. Check or the Illinois Football Twitter and Facebook pages for any weather-related updates.