The Illinois State football team and fans will have an opportunity to see the new-look Redbirds at the annual Spring Showcase, April 23 at Hancock Stadium.

The day’s activities will begin with the eighth-annual Kids Football Fest on the playing field at Hancock Stadium, weather permitting. The event is free and open to all Reggie’s Kids Club members ages 12 and under with adult supervision. The start time for the Kids Football Fest is 9:30 a.m. and the Spring Showcase will begin at noon.

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, 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 ISU cheerleaders and Reggie Redbird.

The event is free to the public and will be broadcast live on WJBC AM 1230 at 12 p.m., with Dick Luedke and Ted Schmitz on the call.