Oct. 12, 2004

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – With the outstanding success of the first two Football Fantasy Camps, the Notre Dame Monogram Club recently approved plans for the third annual event, to be held on campus June 29-July 3, 2005.

The Fantasy Camp has proven to be a wonderful chance for men who always dreamed of playing football for the Fighting Irish to actually do so, being able to experience a few days of real ND Football. “Notre Dame is a treasure that needs to be respected as well as shared,” said 39-year-old quarterback Bart McGloin of Buffalo, New York. “I believe the fantasy football camp blends those two aspects extremely well.” So now others will have the chance to live their dream!

The Monogram Club is happy to support the Football Fantasy Camp, as it meets a number of goals:

*The camp brings together a stellar group of former players who work the event as staff, sharing their experiences and stories with the participants. Ron Powlus helped coach this past summer, and afterward commented, “It was a week of life at ND,” Powlus said. “I was honored and overwhelmed by the response from the campers and it was my pleasure to tell stories and related experiences.”

*The camp allows rabid fans the chance to get inside Irish football like never before possible. Players (who last year averaged 48 years of age) get their own personalized locker in the hallowed Notre Dame Stadium locker room; they wear authentic practice and game apparel; are coached by current and former players daily on Cartier Field; learn about recruiting, and defensive and offensive game plans directly from those who run the Irish program; eat in the Monogram Room, dining hall, Hall of Fame, and Stadium Press Box, and play a flag football game in Notre Dame Stadium. Each participant also gets to take home a complete gym bag of apparel, including the game jersey of the number of his choice, gold game pants, adidas cleats, socks, wristbands, a customized practice jersey, mesh practice shorts, t-shirt, cap and polo shirt. First-year players, as well as honorary coaches, are awarded with an authentic Notre Dame gold helmet, while second-year lettermen are presented with traditional ND letter blankets, customized with the player’s name and number.

*net proceeds from the Football Fantasy Camp go toward the Monogram Club Brennan-Boland-Reihle Fund.

Bob Johnson, of Lititz, Pa. is the first to register for the third consecutive year. “With this type of opportunity, to play football in ND Stadium with some great guys, and with the coaching of former Irish stars, how could I not come?” Johnson said.

For more information contact Patrick Steenberge, patrick@globalfootball.com, or go to the camp web site at www.Ndfootballfantasycamp.com.