Illinois State’s football team will host a full day of family fun at Hancock Stadium on Saturday, April 26, before the annual Spring Showcase practice session.

The day’s activities will begin with the sixth annual Kids Football Fest, which will take place on the playing field at Hancock Stadium, weather permitting. The event is open to all Reggie’s Kids Club members ages 12 and under with adult supervision. Those who aren’t members of Reggie’s Kids Club can sign up for the free program at

Kids Football Fest registration opens at 9:45 a.m., with the program starting at 10:30 a.m. promptly and running until noon. Early registration is encouraged but not required.

Head football coach Brock Spack will be in attendance to talk with all the participants and offer some words of advice on the importance of staying active and playing sports. Activities include a catching station with the Redbird quarterbacks, a field goal station with the Redbird kickers, throwing accuracy and tackling stations, and an obstacle course. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to dress up like a Redbird football player and get their picture taken with the Redbird cheerleaders.

Fans can then attend the Redbird Barbecue from noon to 1 p.m. inside Hancock Stadium. For $5, a lunch of a hot dog or hamburger, side dish, chips, cookie, and a drink will be served prior to the start of the annual Spring Showcase beginning at 1 p.m.