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Charlottesville, VA – The Virginia football team will hold an open practice from 7-9 p.m. at Christopher Newport University’s POMOCO Stadium in Newport News, Va. on Friday, March 30.

The practice is presented by STIHL and the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free Virginia football – STIHL t-shirt. Promotional tables will be setup at the stadium entrances and each fan will receive a roster/autograph card and have an opportunity to enter to win raffle prizes. Prizes include: a pair of season tickets, tickets for UVa individual home games, and a Cavalier helmet and football signed by head coach Mike London.

The stadium’s gates open at 6 p.m. and activities for youth, including inflatable games, a face-painter and a balloon artist, will be set-up on the grass field outside the stadium’s main gate. Following the practice, there will be a 30-minute autograph session in these areas. The event will conclude at approximately 9:30 p.m. Concession stands at POMOCO Stadium will be open during the practice.

There will be a canned food drive to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank in conjunction with the practice.

Christopher Newport University is located at 1 University Place in Newport News (the zip code is 23606). Parking at CNU for the practice is free and fans are asked to utilize the parking lots off Prince Drew Road (see link to parking map).

The 2012 Virginia football team began its spring practice period on Monday, March 19. The Cavaliers will also hold an open practice at Fairfax High School on Saturday, March 24. On Saturday, April 7, UVa will practice at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond starting at 3 p.m. The annual Orange-Blue Spring Scrimmage is Saturday, April 14 at Scott Stadium. The gates at Scott Stadium open at noon and the scrimmage will begin at 2 p.m.

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