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Thursday August 18, 2011Florida Football and Volleyball Verizon Fan Day Coming Up on Saturday, August 20

Gainesville, Fla.

To kick off the 2011 season, the University of Florida football team and volleyball team will come together for a unique fan day experience. On Saturday, August 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., both teams will take part at Verizon Fan Day in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Admission is free and gates will open at 2:30 p.m.


Gator fans will have the chance to get autographs from members of the football and volleyball teams, Head Coach Will Muschamp, the volleyball coaching staff, cheerleaders, and Gatorettes. The University Athletic Association will supply 2011 Gator team posters for player autographs. The UAA cannot allow outside items to be brought in to the event due to NCAA compliance issues. Due to the high demand for many of the players' and coaches' autographs, the lines will be monitored and closed to ensure that fans are not waiting for autographs with no chance of reaching the signing table by the event's conclusion.


In addition to the autograph session, the volleyball team will hold their annual Orange & Blue scrimmage from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The volleyball team will then sign autographs for fans from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Fans can also visit the Bryan E. Kornblau Foyer, located in the James W. "Bill" Heavener Football Complex, which will be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. that afternoon. Fans can view the trophy cases and hi-definition televisions, displaying highlights from the Gators’ national championships in 1996, 2006 and 2008, as well as the three crystal national championship trophies. Also on display are all three Heisman Trophies and tributes to the eight SEC Championships that the Gators have earned since 1991.

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