Fan Appreciation Day Saturday

Aug. 25, 2005

BERKELEY, Calif. - With football season fast approaching, the 19th-ranked California Golden Bear football team kicks off the season with Fan Appreciation Day Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The day will include a chance for fans to interact with players and coaches from the Cal football team as well as purchase authentic gear as part of the Cal Athletic Garage Sale.

Festivities will run from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fans should enter Memorial Stadium through the North tunnel. Parking will be available at campus parking lots for $7.00 for the entire day.

All fans will receive a free 24' x 36' Cal Football poster perfect for autographs. There will also be photo opportunities with the players. The dance team and Oski, Cal's lovable mascot, will also be on site to greet fans and pose for pictures.

In addition, fans can take part in interactive football drills run by the team, including passing drills (where fans can catch passes in the end zone thrown by Cal's quarterbacks), field goal kicking drills with Cal's kicking squad, blocking drills led by Cal's offensive and defensive lines and running drills where youth dress in big uniforms and run relays.

The official 2005 game day shirt, media guides, Cal merchandise and season tickets will be for sale. Near the conclusion of the event, free appetizers and soft drinks will be served, compliments of Baja Fresh and Coca-Cola.

A new addition to Fan Appreciation Day is the Cal Athletic Garage Sale. The Garage Sale will feature authentic new and game worn uniforms, equipment, and apparel from several Cal athletic teams. Fans may purchase a variety of athletic gear at great discounted prices - with several items starting at only $5.

Items include jerseys, equipment, shorts, pants, shoes, jackets, gloves, shirts, hats, and other apparel. Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted. Clothing and equipment is available while supplies last. A limited quantity for purchase may apply to select items. No refunds will be offered on purchased items. The Garage Sale opens at 10:30 a.m. and is located on the South side of the Stadium.

For more information, please contact the Cal Athletics Marketing Office at (510) 642-2444.

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