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Olympic Swimming Gold Medalists Perdue and McLean to Appear at Fan Fest before Football Game vs. Wake Forest

Lauren Perdue and Matt McLean

Oct. 18, 2012

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Virginia swimming standouts and Olympic gold medalists Lauren Perdue and Matt McLean will be appearing at Cavalier Fan Fest at the Aquatic & Fitness Center ahead of Saturday’s (Oct. 20) UVa football game against Wake Forest.

McLean and Perdue will be appearing with their gold medals and will be available for pictures with fans and signing autographs from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Perdue, a native of Greenville, N.C., won gold with the U.S. women’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay, while McLean, class of 2011 and now a volunteer assistant coach with the Cavaliers, earned gold with the U.S. men’s 4x200m free relay.

Cavalier Fan Fest, held in the gymnasium at the Aquatic & Fitness Center located across the street from Scott Stadium's north gate, will open three hours before kickoff. Cavalier Fan Fest includes inflatable games, sign-making, face tattoos and other activities for youth. Admission to Cavalier Fan Fest is free.

Saturday’s football game against Wake Forest is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and is Youth Day at Scott Stadium. 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 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 the concession stands.

To register youth for the drawings in advance of the game, ticket purchasers should email the ticket holder name, youth’s name, youth’s current grade, and the ticket holder's address, phone number, and seat location to cavforce@virginia.edu by Friday, Oct. 19 at noon. Only youth eighth grade and under in attendance at the game will be eligible to win the raffle prizes.


 

 

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