March 24, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Former Notre Dame football standout and current co-host of ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning, Mike Golic, will participate in a variety of roles for the 2011 Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp.
Golic will not only serve as a coach throughout the camp, but will also act as master of ceremonies at the reception closing the week's festivities.
Notre Dame legends Jerome Bettis (1991-93), Paul Hornung (1954-56) and Joe Theismann (1968-70) agreed in February to appear at this year's fantasy camp. The other 15 former players that confirmed to attend in March included DB Luther Bradley (1973-77), DB Jeff Burris (1990-93), LB Bob Crable (1978-81), RB Nick Eddy (1964-66), DB Clarence Ellis (1969-71), OL Bill Fischer (1945-48), WR Tom Gatewood (1969-71), OL George Goeddeke (1964-66), OL George Kunz (1966-68), OL Ryan Leahy (1992-95), DB Todd Lyght (1987-90), DB Joe Restic (1975-78), LB Frank Stams (1984-88), DB Mike Townsend (1971-73) and DB Shane Walton (1999-2002).
Among the more recent additions are 13 players that earned All-America honors for the Irish and nine players that claimed a national championship.
The Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp will be directed by Irish head coach Brian Kelly, as well as his entire Notre Dame coaching staff, current Irish players and plenty of other former Notre Dame legends. They will provide daily hands-on instruction and interaction. They also will share priceless personal experiences from their time under the Golden Dome and in the NFL.
Camp dates are Tuesday, May 31, through Saturday, June 4, 2011. Participants will stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites located across the street from campus and adjacent to the new Eddy Street Commons, and mere steps from the shadow of Notre Dame Stadium.
In order to maximize the experience of each participant, there are a limited number of spaces available for the 2011 Notre Dame Fantasy Football Camp and the camp is expected to sell out in the near future.
The Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp allows fans to develop a personal and active association with all of the Irish football facilities - including Notre Dame Stadium, Guglielmino Athletics Complex, Isban Auditorium, Haggar Varsity Fitness Center, Morse Recruiting Lounge, LaBar Practice Complex, Monogram Room, Naimoli Family Club Room in Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Schivarelli Alumni Players' Lounge, Basilica of the Sacred Heart and many other notable facilities around the historic campus.
Fans will become a Notre Dame football player. They will go through all the practices, training tables and meetings during the week. On Blue/Gold game day, they will dress in the Notre Dame Stadium locker room donning authentic ND gear head to toe - from the famous gold helmets to adidas cleats. After mass and the traditional pre-game speech, participants will slap the "Play Like A Champion" sign and sprint out of the tunnel onto the field at Notre Dame Stadium in front of family, friends and fans.
Campers will be provided with all practice and game apparel, as well as other Notre Dame memorabilia and gifts, including a team photo and keepsake DVD from the Blue-Gold Fantasy Football Game to relive the memories.
Cost for this year's camp is $4,495. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Notre Dame Monogram Club. The Notre Dame Monogram Club provides support to current student-athletes and engages both former and current student-athletes in service, scholarship, support, recognition and fellowship and to maintain the rich tradition and legacy of Notre Dame Athletics.
Interested parties can register by clicking www.anthonytravel.com/notredame/football-fantasy-camp/ or direct questions to Chad Klunder, Director of Football Operations, Phone: 574-631-8643 -- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.