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Aug 28, 2013

Charlottesville, Va. – The Virginia athletics department today announced promotional activities for two home Cavalier football games. Military Appreciation Day will be held on Sept. 21 when UVa hosts VMI at Scott Stadium. Virginia’s Youth Day will be for the Oct. 5 home game against Ball State.

The kickoff times for both games will be announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference either 12 days or six days before the games will be played.

Military Appreciation Day
There are several activities planned for Military Appreciation Day. Fans may sign a banner to send to troops overseas inside the east and west gates. There will be a recognition of Wounded Warriors during the game and taped video messages from Virginia graduates and fans currently serving in the armed forces will be played on `Hoo Vision. Additionally, student members of the University’s ROTC programs will unfurl a large United States flag just before the Cavalier Marching Band plays the Star-Spangled Banner. The band’s halftime show will consist of patriotic theme songs.

Active and retired military personnel may purchase tickets to the game for $19.

Youth Day
For the Oct. 5 home football game against Ball State, the first 5,000 kids in eighth grade and under will receive a free youth program upon entry. There will be balloon artists and face painting inside the east and west gates. Giveaways for youth in eighth grade and under will take place throughout the game. More than 150 items will be given away, including: jerseys, mini-footballs, signed posters, foam fingers and vouchers for food and beverages at concession stands.

To register youth for the drawings in advance of the game, ticket purchasers should email the ticket holder name, youth name, current youth grade, and the ticket holder’s address, phone number, and seat location to by Friday, Oct. 4 at noon. Only youth eighth grade and under in attendance at the game will be eligible to win the raffle prizes.

At halftime of the game, a youth football scrimmage will take place.Members of UVa’s Cavman’s Crew program can take advantage of a special offer to purchase $19 tickets located in Scott Stadium’s lower level south end zone sections. Cavman’s Crew is free to join and open to all youth in eighth grade and under.

For more information or to purchase tickets, fans should contact the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821). Fans can also purchase tickets online at or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.

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