Eastern Michigan is looking to raise $60,000 to renovate locker rooms, bathrooms, the players lounge, team building and training rooms, the equipment room and the weight room. Smaller schools like Eastern Michigan have to come up with unique ways to fundraise and for just $5,000 you can go skydiving with Head Coach Ron English or for $2,500 you can go with an Assistant Coach.
In the video English says:
“We want to reach our goal of $60,000 so you can skydive with me at Skydive Tecumseh. So for three people, for a $5,000 price, we would ride down there, we’d meet in my office, we’d go and talk a little bit of football, watch a little videotape, then we’d drive down there for about an hour, hour and a half, we’d go through the training together, and then we’d fly up in their airplane and jump out. If you’ve never skydived before, you’ll love it.”
There are also spots available for a golf outing and dinner, and spots to be a part of a fan tunnel as the players run on the field, which includes the opportunity to be in the locker room for a pregame speech. The rest of the details can be found here.
As someone who has gone skydiving before, I’d have to say that if you are an Eastern Michigan football fan, that this would be money well spent. Hell, if you’re a Michigan football fan you should look into it. English used to be the defensive coordinator at Michigan and I bet he’s got some great stories he could share with you. Not only that, but skydiving is simply incredible.