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UK football Fan Day set for Aug. 6

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The annual Kentucky Football Fan Day has been slated for Saturday, Aug. 6 at Commonwealth Stadium, as the Kentucky football team will hold an open practice along with an autograph session and fireworks show.

Gates for the event will open at 5 p.m. ET with the open practice, which will consist of offensive, defensive and special team drills, beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Parking will be available in the green, red or blue lots surrounding Commonwealth Stadium.

“We changed the format of the event last year and I think the fans really liked it,” Phillips said. “I think it is important for the fans to see what we do on a daily basis and understand how hard our players work on the practice field. Fan Day is a great chance for our fans to meet our players and our staff and it is something we enjoy doing.”

The open practice will run until 8 p.m. ET and be followed by an introduction of the players and an autograph session. Players and coaches will sign autographs before a fireworks show closes the event. The fireworks are scheduled to take place at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET.

Because of the construction of the new state-of-the-art video boards, ribbon boards, and sound system, a temporary sound system will be used for this year’s Fan Day event and video boards will not be available.

Complete schedule:
5 p.m. Gates open
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Open practice
8 p.m. Players announced, autograph session
9:30 p.m. Fireworks show

Women’s Clinic Set for Saturday: Some openings remain for the annual Kentucky Football Women’s Clinic which will be held Saturday, July 30 at Commonwealth Stadium.
The clinic is designed for women with all levels of football knowledge. Coaches will make short presentations followed by question-and-answer sessions. Registration for the camp can be done online at UKathletics.com while in-person registration is available on Saturday, July 30 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Gate Four of Commonwealth Stadium. The registration fee is $75, which includes lunch.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable attire and bring a notebook and pen to take notes and write on handouts. A clinic notebook will be provided with pertinent information about the Wildcats, the 2011 football season and football in general. The material can be used as a reference during the upcoming football campaign.

Fans with questions should contact the UK football office by email at lisa.ellis@uky.edu or by calling (859) 257-3611.

8 – 9:15 a.m. Registration (Gate 4; Commonwealth Stadium)
9:30 a.m. Welcome by Head Coach Joker Phillips
9:40 a.m. Introduction of football staff members
9:50 a.m. Kentucky defense with coordinators Rick Minter/Steve Brown and staff
10:30 a.m. Kentucky offense with coordinator Randy Sanders and staff
11:10 a.m. Player introductions
11:40 a.m. Lunch/autographs
1:10 p.m. Raffle
1:40 p.m. Rules seminar
2:10 p.m. Kentucky special teams with coordinator Greg Nord
2:50 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Stadium renovations
3:30 p.m. Uniform presentation
3:50 p.m. Closing comments/highlight video
4 p.m. Optional tour of the Nutter Training Facility

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