Teams Arrive Wednesday For NCAA Division I Football National Championship

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‘TEAM UP’ WITH MIRACLE LEAGUE ATHLETES FOR
SPECIAL, FRIENDLY FOOTBALL COMPETITION ON THURSDAY

(January 3, 2017) If you don’t have a ticket to the NCAA Division I Football Championship on January 7 at Toyota Stadium, there are other opportunities that will allow you to get involved in the fun and excitement of game week in Frisco.  Show the visitors from out-of-state just how friendly we are in Frisco, Texas!

Team Arrivals at Frisco Hotels
January 4
4:00 p.m. & 6:35 p.m.

The community is invited to come out and help Team Frisco make a great first impression by greeting the players, coaches, trainers and those traveling with Youngstown State University (YSU) and James Madison University (JMU) as they arrive at their hotels. All ages are welcome. All you have to do is clap and cheer loudly!

At 4:00 p.m., the Youngstown State caravan arrives at the Hilton Hotel Granite Park, located at 5805 Granite Parkway in Plano.

At 6:30 p.m., the James Madison team arrives at Westin Stonebriar Hotel, located 1549 Legacy Drive.
The times listed are approximate and timed based on the teams’ scheduled flight arrival times at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Community Night with Miracle League of Frisco
January 5
5:30 p.m.
FieldhouseUSA (6155 Sports Village Road)

On Thursday evening, the two FCS championship teams face off with some of the most determined athletes in the Frisco community for an epic game of flag football. The NCAA’s Community Outreach event gives Youngstown State University and James Madison University players the opportunity to pair up with athletes from the Miracle League of Frisco.

The Miracle League of Frisco is a sports organization for special needs children who range in age from five to 19 years. The organization believes every child deserves a chance to play a sport. In addition to football, the Miracle League of Frisco offers baseball, soccer, basketball, bowling and track.

During the game, the YSU and JMU college athletes will serve as the coaches, referees and ‘buddies’ to the Miracle League football players, emphasizing fun and safety on the field; but most important, they will experience why playing with heart makes you a true champion.

Miracle League athlete Lee Whitney won’t be taking the field for the game. Instead the Frisco High student will serve as the emcee of the event. Lee’s enthusiasm for sideline reporting and colorful commentary will make this gridiron battle even more spirited.

The friendly, but fierce, game will happen at FieldhouseUSA, located at 6155 Sports Village Road. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the game starting at 5:45 p.m. All ages are welcome.

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