Bloomington Boys & Girls Club Visits Memorial Stadium
Aug. 5, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - For the second straight season, the Indiana football team welcomed the Bloomington Boys & Girls Club to Memorial Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The team greeted the youngsters for an afternoon they will not soon forget.
As the kids walked in, they were paired up with an IU football player and divided into groups led by their favorite Hoosiers. Eight activity stations were set up around the stadium, as youngsters and players alike took part in the tug of war, a football hand-off relay, a tackling station, a football equipment relay, an end zone celebration station, a home run derby, a sponge relay and a kicking station.
After the event, Coach Lynch addressed the kids as they surrounded The Rock. The Hoosiers signed autographs, took photos and passed out ice cream.
Preseason camp begins on Friday with the first practice of 2010. Friday's practice is the beginning of the NCAA-mandated five-day acclimation period.
Indiana opens the 2010 season against Towson on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling 866-IUSPORTS. Students can also add season tickets to their Bursar account during class registration.
IU had the third-largest one-year percentage increase in average attendance nationally in 2009, increasing by 10,051 to 41,833. It marked the Hoosiers' largest home attendance since 1992 (44,074) and the first time they exceeded 40,000 since the same year.
Indiana also sold out an expanded student section twice, against Ohio State (11,000 seats) and again vs. Purdue (15,200 seats). The Purdue total was the fourth-largest student section in Memorial Stadium history and the largest since 1989.
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