posted October 27, 2004

Hope Sponsors "Take a Kid to the Game on October 30

Hope College is inviting all area children to attend their upcoming home football game, Saturday, Ocotber 30, against the Albion College.

Children have the opportunity to experience a college football game as the Flying Dutchmen hosts NCAA Football's seventh annual "Take A Kid to the Game" (TAKG) program presented by POWERade and other Corporate Champions, Cingular Wireless and Pontiac.

Kids, ages fourteen and younger, will receive a free ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket, to watch Hope host the Britons at Holland Municipal Stadium.

Hope College is one of more than 200 schools across the nation that are taking part in this campaign focused on allowing youth the opportunity to attend college football games. The Take A Kid to the Game program is entering into its tenth year in the promotion of collegiate athletics.

"We hope that all area youngsters can be apart of this day and support NCAA Football's Take A Kid to the Game program," Dean Kreps, Hope's head football coach said. "Our wish is that all of the young kids in the area will have the chance to make a memory as they experience the one-of-a-kind atmosphere that is NCAA Football."

Tickets for this special game will at the game only. For more information, contact Eva Dean Folkert, Hope's athletic ticket manager, at 395-7136.

The Take A Kid to the Game program is one of the national promotions of NCAA Football, the marketing arm of college football. NCAA Football represents a coalition of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the Conference Commissioners Association.