Tailgate party a success for MAPS

To the Journal editor:

On Friday, Oct. 20, the Marquette Redmen hosted the Menominee Maroons at the William R. Hart Stadium. Prior to kickoff, the Marquette Area Public Schools held the Second Annual MAPS Tailgate Party.

The gathering was free to students, parents, staff and community, past and present. All who attended had a great time enjoying music, food, activities, games and more. We wish to offer a big thank you to the many local business, organizations and volunteers that supported the event. #MAPSTailgate2017

Gold Sponsors: Aubree’s Pizza; Double Trouble Entertainment; Fox Marquette; Great Lakes Radio Inc.; Honor Credit Union; Tadych’s Econo Foods; UP Rehab Services UP Health Systems Rehab Services

Food: Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill; Buffalo Wild Wings; Domino’s; Gordon Food Service; Huron Mountain Bakery; Mama Russo’s; Michele Tuccini; Pepsi Co; Smokehouse Glen; Subway; Tadych’s Econo Foods; Togo’s.

Giveaways: Mini-footballs courtesy of Honor Credit Union; Frisbees, Fight Song Stickers courtesy of LoyalTees; Water bottles courtesy of UP Rehab; Merchandise and apparel from MSHS spirit store and many other door prizes, gift cards, gifts and coupons.

Partners: Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill; Buffalo Wild Wings; Closner Construction; Culver’s – coupons; Cruise-N-Coffee; Double Trouble DJs; Fox Motors; Garden Bouquet and Design; Getz’s Clothier – gift card; Gordon Food Service; Great Lakes Radio Inc.; Huron Mountain Bakery.

Honor Credit Union; Jilbert’s Dairy – free scoop coupons; Kohl’s Cares; LoyalTees Custom Apparel; Main Street Pizza – free pizza coupons; Mama Russo’s; Michele Tuccini in honor of Matt, Tony and Pete (Redmen Football and Track 1991-2003); MQT Nutrition; NMU Army ROTC; Pepsi Co; River Valley Bank; Red Lobster – gift cards; Smokehouse Glen; Signs Unlimited; Subway; Tadych’s Econo Foods; Thrivent Financial; Togo’s; UP Rehab; UP Health Systems Rehab Services; and Wells Fargo.

Bill Saunders, superintendent

Marquette Area Public Schools