UI Announces Football Fan Fest Plans

IOWA CITY, IA -- The University of Iowa Athletic Department is pleased to announce that beginning Monday it will begin accepting registrations for the 2003 Iowa Football Fan Fest, a new three-day event scheduled for late February and early March at the Sheraton Inn in Downtown Iowa City.

The Iowa Football Fan Fest will provide friends and fans of Coach Kirk Ferentz an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Iowa football program, its coaching staff and it student-athletes.

Registration is limited. For more information about the 2003 Iowa Football Fan Fest, call the UI Sports Marketing Office at 335-9431.

IOWA FOOTBALL FAN FEST 2003

When?
Friday, Feb. 28, Saturday, Mar. 1, and Sunday, Mar. 2.

Where?
Sheraton Inn, Downtown Iowa City. Special room rates are available upon request.

Cost?
First 200 registrants, $95; next 200 (+) registrants $125.

What?

The schedule of activities to date includes the following. Other activities will be added.

Friday

· Registration and Playbook Distribution
· Welcome Reception featuring UI coaches, student-athletes

Saturday

· Pre-Game Meal (Continental Breakfast)
· Halftime Meal (Brunch)
. Tailgate Party (Dinner) and Silent Auction/Hawkeye Bingo
. Guided tours of UI Athletics Hall of Fame
. Autograph opportunities with 2003 Hawkeyes (student-athletes and coaches)
. Autograph opportunities with 2002 Big Ten Champion and FedEx Orange Bowl Hawkeyes (student-athletes)
. Photograph opportunities with 2003 Hawkeyes (student-athletesand coaches)
. Photograph opportunities with 2002 Big Ten Champion and FedEx Orange Bowl Hawkeyes (student-athletes)
. Instructional seminars and question/answer sessions with members of the Iowa Football coaching and support staffs

Sunday

· Monday Morning Quarterback Session (Breakfast)
. Keynote address from Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz
. Guided tours of Jacobsen Building and Iowa Football Practice
. Facility including presentation by Iowa Strength and Conditioning staff
. Iowa versus Purdue, women's basketball, Carver-Hawkeye Arena 

Each FanFest attendee receives an "2002 Iowa Football FanFest" playbook; official 2002 Iowa Football FanFest golf shirt; one copy of "Touchdown Iowa!", the official 2002 Iowa Football highlights video; one copy of the limited edition Brad Banks for Heisman DVD; one ticket to UI Athletics Hall of Fame, one ticket to Iowa-Purdue women's basketball, one souvenir 2002 Iowa Football FanFest name tag. FanFest attendees also have the opportunity to win prizes exclusive to the 2002 Iowa Football FanFest.

For more information about the 2003 Iowa Football FanFest contact the UI Sports Marketing Office at (319) 335-9431.


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