Michigan State Football Announces Spring Playbook Donation Campaign to Benefit Lansing Public Schools

Matthew Mitchell


Spring Game attendees will be encouraged to give back to the Lansing community by donating to Lansing K-12 schools.

During this year’s spring football game, which will take place on Saturday, April 16 at Spartan Stadium, the Michigan State football program and coach Mel Tucker give back to the community support they receive each fall by hosting a book drive to benefit the more than 10,000 students who make up the next generation of Spartans in schools across the Lansing Public School District.

MSU Athletics has partnered with the Lansing Public School District, which includes 25 area schools from K-12, to collect a variety of books that support Lansing schools’ DEI initiatives. To enter the game, participants aged 18 and over will be encouraged to donate lightly used and new books for ages 3-18. For each book donated prior to the game, participants will receive a raffle ticket (one raffle ticket per participant) to be entered into a draw (Michigan State University license number R64414) for a chance to win a pair of Ohio State tickets. home game against Michigan State, which is Saturday, October 8. The winner of one (1) pair of tickets will receive a ticket certificate from the MSU Athletics box office for the Ohio State vs. Michigan State home game. The winner will be announced live at halftime and must claim the prize in person, at the event.

The goal of this book drive is to further support the youth community and the Lansing Public School District in their ongoing mission of academic success. To encourage donations, Coach Mel Tucker will match community donations that directly benefit Lansing schools.

“Reading and giving back to the Lansing community are two of the things I’m most excited about,” Coach said. Mel Tucker. “Travelling as much as I do in season and off season for recruiting, I always have a book with me to enjoy the trip – reading inspires learning at any age! Being able to bring together two things I’m passionate about, community Lansing and reading, to help make a difference means the world to me.”

Donations can be made at the entrance to gates J, D and C, located on the north, west and south sides of the stadium. Used books, textbooks, and any books deemed unsuitable for K-12 students will not be accepted. Book donations will be accepted on site from the start of the game until the first quarter.

“We thank the Spartan community in advance for their generous donation,” Superintendent Ben Shuldiner said. “Our students and their families will put these books to good use, and we appreciate the continued partnership with Michigan State University.”

Donation of books