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"TURF PLAYGROUND" AREA OFFERED FOR KIDS DURING SPRING GAME

Special Top Taggart Field Section Will Be Available For Kids To Play Friday Evening

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The northeast corner of Top Taggart Field will be a "turf playground" for young kids attending Friday's spring game

A special "turf playground" area will be made available for young children attending Ferris State University's annual Crimson and Gold Spring Football Game on Friday (April 24) night at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich. The annual spring contest will start at approximately 6 p.m. (EDT) and the public is encouraged to attend free of charge.

The northeast corner of the stadium, which is used as a turf practice area, will be open as a playground for kids during the contest offering clean and safe fun. Children ages 1-5 are encouraged to attend and bring their favorite balls and toys to play with on the turf. There will not be any organized activity, but the area will offer plenty of room for children to run around on what is expected to be a beautiful spring evening. No concessions will be available for the spring game so fans are encouraged to bring their own drinks and snacks to the contest.

A pre-game reception hosted by the FSU Gridiron Club will be held prior to the spring game in Wheeler Pavilion, starting at 5 p.m. (EDT) and refreshments will be served. Friday's game will mark the end to FSU's official spring practice season, which started March 31 and included 15 workouts per NCAA regulations.

Ferris State will kickoff its 101st season of varsity competition Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Tiffin (Ohio) Dragons in a 7 p.m. (EDT) non-conference contest at Top Taggart Field. The game will take place during FSU "Welcome Week" activities and be part of a true "Community Football Day" atmosphere as Big Rapids High School will also open its 2009 season versus Holton earlier in the day in the same facility and a rocket football contest will be part of the FSU halftime events.

The turf practice area that will be utilized by the young children on Friday evening will be the site of the "National Guard Kid Zone" section that will debut for home contests during the 2009 campaign.

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