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Charlottesville, VA – The Virginia football team will hold its popular “Meet the Team Day” this year on Sunday, Aug. 16. Cavalier fans will have the chance to interact with the players on Virginia’s 2009 squad, head coach Al Groh and the other members of the UVa coaching staff.

Meet the Team Day takes place at the Carl Smith Center, home of David A. Harrison III Field at Scott Stadium. Players will be available for photos and autographs from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Gates to the stadium open at 2 p.m.

“This is a day we look forward to every year,” Groh said. “It is one of the fun days where we get to spend some time with the fans who are so passionate about the Virginia program. It is a day to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones. It is a terrific experience for our players.”

Fans will be able to pick up copies of the 2009 Cavalier Football schedule poster, schedule magnet and schedule cards. Tours of the locker room will take place and fans will have the opportunity to purchase the latest 2009 officially licensed sideline apparel from Nike as well as the 2009 football fan t-shirt. Concession stands will be in operation and the first 500 youth in attendance will receive a free UVa-Nike mini football. All fans in attendance also have the opportunity to win door prizes.

There will be plenty of activities for young Cavalier fans. A kid’s zone will feature inflatables and other activities. The Cavalier and his horse, Sabre, will be in attendance along with the UVa cheerleaders.

Parking is free for the event.

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