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Spartans Partner with Schools For Free Family Day Scrimmage

December 6, 2010 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - La Crosse Spartans News Release

La Crosse, WI: The La Crosse Spartans and the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will be working together this year on the Big Family New Year's Eve event at the La Crosse Center on December 31. The event, which garners crowds of 3,000-4,000 people each year, has been moved from La Crosse Logan High School to the Center and will feature a Spartans player-run scrimmage from 2:00-4:00 p.m. that afternoon. It will be the public's first chance to see some of the new players the Spartans have signed this off-season.

Admission to the scrimmage and event is free to the public and will also feature an arts and crafts area, games for kids including the Big Event company inflatables, great food, live music, and family entertainment. Following the scrimmage, Spartans players will remain on hand for autographs and a punt, pass, and kick competition for kids. The Lady Spartans dance team will also be hosting a face-painting station at the event which runs until 9:00 p.m.

"We're excited to be partnering with the La Crosse schools on this great event," Spartans General Manager Chris Kokalis said. "They've done a great job with it in the past and we hope to add to it by showcasing our team to kickoff the event. This is a great chance for families to spend some time together over the Holidays and do so for free."

La Crosse Spartans season ticket holders will receive VIP seating to the event and can contact the La Crosse Spartans for more information. More information on the event itself is available online at www.thebigfamilynewyearseve.com.

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