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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Due to the number of entries received for the Mike London Fanatic Cavalier Club Essay Contest, the announcement of the winners of 2010 Virginia football season tickets as part of the contest has been delayed. More than 160 entries were received. The announcement of the winners will now be made Monday, Aug. 16. The original announcement of the winners was to occur on Friday, Aug. 13.

“We’ve been impressed by the quality of the submissions and the number of entries exceeded our expectations,” Virginia Executive Associate Director of Athletics Jon Oliver said. “Evaluating the submissions has taken longer than originally anticipated because of our passionate fans and their approach to this process.”

Virginia head coach Mike London purchased 100 season tickets in section 117 at Scott Stadium. To enter the contest fans were asked to submit an essay that answered the questions: what makes you the most loyal, passionate Virginia football fan and how do you show your Cavalier spirit? A picture of the fan in his or her best Virginia gear also had to be included with each submission. The submission deadline was Friday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m.

Each winner will receive up to four (4) 2010 Virginia football season tickets and four (4) 2010 official fan t-shirts by Nike. The number of season tickets awarded will be based upon the number of immediate family members in each winner’s household.

The winners of the season tickets in the Mike London Fanatic Cavalier Club will be announced on Monday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. The winner of the grand prize trip for two to Los Angeles for the Virginia vs. Southern California game on Sept. 11 will also be announced at that time.

Each winner must make a commitment to attend all seven home games and use each ticket in his or her allotment. Members of Mike London’s Fanatic Cavalier Club are expected to be role models for other fans throughout the stadium in showing their support for the Virginia football team.

Season tickets awarded as prizes through the essay contest can neither be moved from this area nor returned to coincide with an existing season ticket purchase. Existing 2010 Virginia football season ticket holders are eligible to receive a credit towards the purchase of 2011 season tickets if they are chosen as a winner. Fans may only win season tickets as part of the club for one season.

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