The University of Michigan football team is set to embark on a summer trip filled with history, museums, and sports. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has long been a proponent of these trips as a bonding experience for his team, and this year’s adventure promises to be one for the books.
The Wolverines will begin their journey in Washington D.C., where they’ll explore some of the city’s most famous landmarks and museums. The Smithsonian and the National Gallery, among others, are sure to be on the itinerary. Then, it’s off to a Washington Nationals baseball game to get a taste of America’s favorite pastime.
New York City is up next, and Michigan’s players will certainly be excited to check out the Big Apple’s nightlife and culinary scene. But the real highlights of the trip will be the city’s world-renowned museums, including the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Of course, no football team trip would be complete without a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Michigan’s players will have the chance to learn about some of the game’s greatest players and coaches, as well as soak up the history of the sport they love.
Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is also on the agenda, giving the Wolverines a chance to explore the rich musical history of America. And a trip to Gettysburg will provide a sobering reminder of the sacrifices made by so many Americans during the Civil War. The team will have the opportunity to learn about Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address and reflect on the importance of our nation’s history.
Throughout it all, coach Harbaugh will be emphasizing the importance of learning and growth, both as individuals and as a team. With so many unique experiences and opportunities to bond, the Wolverines are sure to be a tight-knit group when the season starts.