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Friday January 9, 2009The Coaches' Trophy to be Displayed for Fans at Alltel Stores in Florida this Saturday

Gainesville, Fla.

The Coaches' Trophy, won by the Florida Gators on Thursday as national college football champions, will be on display this Saturday at Alltel locations in Jacksonville and Gainesville. Fans will be able to have a free on-line photo taken with the Waterford® Crystal football trophy.

9:00 a.m. - Noon
Orange Park Alltel
Orange Park (Grand Opening)
1871 Wells Road, Suite 16
904-541-1396

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Gainesville Alltel
Butler Plaza
3626 SW Archer Road
352-491-2500

MORE:

  • The Coaches’ Trophy was presented to the University of Florida on the field following the Gators’ win over Oklahoma at the FedEx BCS Championship Game on Thursday in Miami.
  • The ball that sits atop The Coaches’ Trophy is made of Waterford® Crystal. The trophy is valued at $30,000 and takes three months to produce.
  • The Coaches’ Trophy is 34 inches tall and weighs 45 pounds. The ball alone weighs approximately eight pounds.
  • Every year, a new trophy is made. Florida will keep The Coaches’ Trophy for permanent display on campus.
  • Created in 1986, this is the 23rd year the American Football Coaches Association has awarded the trophy to the national champion.
  • The Gators have won three national championships, also earning crystal footballs in 1996 and 2006.
  • Alltel is a corporate partner of the University of Florida Athletic Association. For more information about the Alltel store visits or to download a free Championship ringtone, go to www.AlltelFootball.com.
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