April 9, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Fans that always wanted to run out of the tunnel at Notre Dame Stadium or go through daily practices led by the Fighting Irish coaching staff are invited to sign up for the 2012 Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp.
Fifteen former Fighting Irish football players have agreed to attend the 2012 Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp.
A group that includes two Heisman Trophy winners, five national champions, five consensus All-Americans and 10 NFL draft picks will serve as coaches and speakers at this year's fantasy camp.
The 15 former players confirmed to attend are:
Jeremy Akers (OG, 1993-96)
Greg Bell (RB, 1980-83)
Luther Bradley (SS, 1973, 1975-77)
Tim Brown (WR, 1984-87)
Bob Crable (LB, 1978-81)
Vagas Ferguson (RB, 1976-79)
Mike Golic (DE, 1981-84)
Carlyle Holiday (QB/WR, 2001-04)
John Lattner (HB, 1951-53)
Lance Legree (NG, 1997-2000)
Tony Rice (QB, 1987-89)
Gerome Sapp (SS, 1999-2002)
Rod Smith (DB/FL, 1988-1991)
Pat Terrell (FS, 1986-89)
Shawn Wooden (CB/FL, 1991-95)
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, June 5, through Saturday, June 9, 2012. Participants will stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites located across the street from campus and adjacent to Eddy Street Commons, and mere steps from the shadow of Notre Dame Stadium.
In order to maximize the experience of each participant, there is a limited number of spaces available for the 2012 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.
Registration for ND Football Fantasy Camp 2012 is now open! Payment options are available upon registration. The refund policy depends on date refund is requested and will include $500 non-refundable fee. If you have any questions about Fantasy Camp, please direct them to Chad Klunder, Director of Football Operations, Phone: 574-631-8643. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.