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Jan. 14, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virrginia men’s basketball home game against Florida State on Saturday, Jan. 18 is Youth Day at John Paul Jones Arena. The game will tipoff at noon and will be televised by the ACC Network.

The first 1,000 kids eighth grade and under in attendance will receive a free youth program upon entry. There will be balloon artists and face painting on the East Concourse above section 315 and giveaways for youth eighth grade and under will take place throughout the game. The giveaways include: mini-UVa basketballs, jerseys, signed posters, foam fingers and $10 concession stand vouchers.

To register youth for the giveaways 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, Jan. 17 at noon. Only youth eighth grade and under in attendance at the game will be eligible to win prizes.

Members of UVa’s Cavman’s Crew program can take advantage of a special offer to purchase $10 upper level tickets online at for the Virginia-FSU game at JPJ. Cavman’s Crew is free to join and open to all youth in eighth grade and under.

Cavman’s Crew members receive a complimentary t-shirt and book of seven vouchers that can be redeemed for free admission to select Virginia home athletics events in addition to other benefits. For more information and to sign-up for the program, visit

Single-game tickets for Virginia’s game against Florida State are available starting at $19 and can be purchased online at Tickets may also be purchased on game day at the JPJ box office starting at 10:30 a.m.

Fans may also purchase tickets for the Virginia-Florida State game through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office by telephone and in person. The ticket office is located in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium and open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).

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