UK Fans' Day set for Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The annual Kentucky Football FansDay will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, at Commonwealth Stadium.

Activities begin outside the stadium at 9 a.m. with the "Wildcat Refuge" children's play area.

Gate 4 and Gate 9 of the stadium open at 10 a.m., when posters, Wildcat gift envelopes, and prize tickets will be given away. Schedule cards, schedule magnets, meal tickets, and other goodies will be in the gift envelopes. Meal tickets can be redeemed for free hot dogs and Pepsi while supplies last.

Coach Rich Brooks and the team will be introduced at 11 a.m., followed by an autograph session with the Wildcat coaches and players. During the autograph session, there will be drawings for grand prizes, such as football season tickets, airfare and tickets to away football games, women's basketball season tickets, Kroger gift cards, and other items.

Fans also can get an up-close look at special elements of Wildcat football. An equipment stand will be set up in the east end zone and fans can try on UK helmets and shoulder pads. UK athletic trainers also will have a station in the east end zone, demonstrating ankle taping and other activities.

The autograph session ends at 12:45 p.m. Fans are invited to remain at the stadium and observe practice, which will begin at 1:20 p.m.

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