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Second Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp Dates Set For July

Oct. 31, 2003

Notre Dame, Ind. – After a highly successful inaugural football fantasy camp last July, plans are now underway for the 2004 Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp. The five-day event is schedule for June 30-July 4, 2004, and will provide ardent Fighting Irish fans with a true inside look at Notre Dame football. Space is limited to the first 50 players, with a few slots available for honorary coaches.

The 2003 Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp alumni have been effusive in their praise of the experience. Almost 30 campers representing 13 states and England attended last year’s session, as the average age of the campers was 41 years old. All were drawn to the camp by their dreams of actually playing football in an Irish uniform at Notre Dame Stadium.

“This was not a fantasy camp, but rather a reality camp. It was an overwhelming experience for each of us. Heck, I threw a touchdown pass in Notre Dame Stadium! The former players and coaches were amazing, working with us as if we were actual football players, ” Robbie Horton, vice president of sales at Sysco Food, says.

The 2004 participants will stay in the historic Morris Inn under the shadow of the Golden Dome and within walking distance of all facilities. Campers will dress in the home lockerroom of Notre Dame Stadium; practice daily on Cartier Fields (the real practice facilities of the current Irish team); have use of the Loftus Center as needed; dine in the Monogram Room, South Dining Hall and Stadium Press Box and play golf at the Warren Golf Course on campus. Also, an entertaining evening will take place at the College Football Hall of Fame. Throughout the camp former Monogram Club players, as well as current and former Notre Dame coaches will be sharing their football knowledge and telling personal stories of past great games.

The Notre Dame Football Fantasy Camp is produced by former Notre Dame quarterback Pat Steenberge, in partnership with the Notre Dame National Monogram Club, which receives a portion of the proceeds.

“The 2003 Fantasy Camp proved to be a huge success. It brought together a great group of former players and coaches who worked with the campers who had always dreamed of playing for Notre Dame,” National Monogram Club Executive Director and Associate Athletics Director Bill Scholl said.

For more information about the 2004 Fantasy Football Camp, please visit, contact Steenberge via e-mail at or call Anthony Travel at 800-366-3772.