The maize and blue colors of the University of Michigan will adorn the halls at Dexter United Methodist Church for the church's fifth annual Super Bowl Breakfast on Feb. 2.
The free event is presented by both the church and the nonprofit group, Athletes in Action. This year’s program includes a simulcast video featuring former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr and other NFL players and coaches. Former U-M football player Jerry Mader will also speak on the subject of mentoring.
Participants can talk sports while enjoying a gourmet breakfast provided by local caterer Frank Schramm.
Athletes in Action is a worldwide Christian organization that, according to its web site “utilizes the platform of sport to share the love of Jesus around the world. The group is a spiritual resource for college athletes that provides them with Bible study and community service project opportunities on college campuses across the United States.
“The Super Bowl Breakfast is a chance for sports fans and athletes to build friendships, have a great breakfast, hear inspirational talks by successful athletes, and celebrate the very best of competitive sports on the eve of the biggest athletic event in America," pastor Matt Hook said.
A popular event each year, the Super Bowl breakfast regularly draws more than 200 participants, according to Doug White, event chairman.
The menu includes steak, scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausage. Though the event is free, there will be a free-will offering to benefit Athletes in Action.