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'M GO BLUE for Mott' Wristband Campaign

The Athletic Department and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital have teamed to raise awareness and funding for the Champions for Children campaign currently underway to build a new children's and women's hospital.
Coaches Red Berenson, Lloyd Carr and Tommy Amaker model the new wristband. (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)

Blue wristbands with the words "M GO BLUE for Mott" are on sale for $2, with $1 of the proceeds benefiting the campaign.

Head football coach Lloyd Carr and the entire football program are sporting the wristbands, as are ice hockey coach Red Berenson and men's basketball coach Tommy Amaker.

"My goal is to see these bracelets worn by fans throughout Michigan Stadium and the community," Carr says. "The spirit and courage that these children display is moving and inspiring to everyone. Our athletes learn so much from them each and every time they visit Mott Hospital. The 'M GO BLUE for Mott' Wristband Campaign is an opportunity for everyone to show support for these children and for this extremely important project at the University."

"Mott Children's Hospital has a special place in my heart," Berenson says. "My twin grandchildren spent their first 11 weeks in the neonatal care unit, and every time I see them I am reminded of how fortunate my family was to be able to receive the quality care from this special children's hospital."

"I am honored to be a part of this vital campaign for a new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital," Amaker says. "I hope we can make a real difference."

The Champions for Children campaign, co-chaired by Carr and Regent David Brandon, a former Wolverine football player, and wives Laurie Carr and Jan Brandon, is part of The Michigan Difference campaign.

The bands are on sale at M-Den, Dunham's Sporting Goods, area Meijer stores and the Atlanta Bread Company on State Street.

For more information on the campaign, visit

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