Black Bears will kick into action on Saturday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Orono, Maine — The 16th Annual Jeff Cole Memorial Spring Football Game, presented by Mainely Supplements, will take place on Saturday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m. The annual spring game kicks off Saturday’s Black Bear Bash with several specials scheduled for the Saturday of an event!
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and the Black Bears take to the field at 11:30 a.m. for the annual Jeff Cole Memorial Spring Game.
Special dining options will be offered at Alfond Stadium at Chick-fil-A and Wild Cow Creamery. Kids will have the opportunity to explore a giant inflatable obstacle course while special on-field giveaways for special prizes will be up for grabs for UMaine students and Maine football season ticket holders. ! After the match, the Black Bears will host a brief awards ceremony before welcoming all the fans onto the pitch for photos and autographs!
Fans unable to attend Saturday’s Spring Game will still be able to follow the action! Rich Kimball and Bob Lucy will have the game’s radio appeal which can be found by tuning into 103.9 WVOM-FM Bangor, 101.3 WCQM-FM Augusta, 95.1 WVOM-FM, 1450 WVOM-AM Rockland and streaming worldwide on GoBlackBears. com.
Season passes for the 2022 season are on sale now! Reserve your seats and special season member benefits by calling 207.581.BEAR, in person at the Alfond Arena box office or online by visiting GoBlackBears.com/tickets today!
Jeff Cole (1974-2004) was an assistant coach at the University of Maine for six years. “Coleman” is best known for his passion for life and football, his commitment to education and his love for family and friends. Cole died on October 18, 2004 after a years-long battle with cancer.
Cole was an outstanding role model and trainer. During his tenure with the Black Bears, he coached running back, tight end and wide receiver. He also served as the team’s special teams coordinator. His impact on the young men he coached as a teacher, mentor and friend was immeasurable.
An endowed foundation was established in Cole’s memory. The mission of the Jeff Cole Foundation is to raise funds for the purpose of providing scholarships to graduates of Avon High School (Avon, New York) who plan to study education or history; otherwise promote the value of higher education; and supporting high school and intercollegiate athletics to better commemorate his life. People wishing to make a donation to the Jeff Cole Foundation can send their contributions to:
Jeff Cole Foundation
Bangor, ME 04402-2571