Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Worthy non-football notes about Saturday's game

Saturday's game vs. Texas Southern will be "Green Awareness Day" at Rentschler Field. For the second-straight year, fans will be reminded of ways to be environmentally friendly when they visit a UConn football game.

According to the university: UConn students from the "EcoHusky" and EcoHouse" groups will be stationed inside the stadium at recycling areas to educate fans about recycling as part of the "Man the Can" program. Patrons will be able to be “Caught Green Handed” throughout the day as several fans will win prizes when they are recycling at Rentschler.

Various UConn corporate partners will be assisting in the effort. Coca-Cola, Inc., has donated new recycling containers in Rentschler Field. Viridian Energy will distribute plastic bags to be used for recycling in the Blue lots.

The game will also serve as Military Appreciation Day. All of the events associated with the game are dedicated to honoring all UConn alumni and current students who have served, or are currently serving, in the armed forces.

There will being an Armed Forces Alumni Tailgate prior to the start of the game.

Past and current military personnel and their guests who attend the Alumni Tailgate will have special reserved seating for the game.

Members of the UConn’s Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC Color Guards will present the flag prior to kick off. At halftime, the UConn marching band will present a special tribute to our armed forces, and those attending the Alumni Tailgate will be welcomed onto the field where they will be honored as a group.

To participate in the day’s special activities, pre-registration is required. To purchase tickets to the game and the pre-game festivities – or for more information -- contact Kim Lachut, Manager of Alumni Programs at (888) 822-5861 or (860) 486-2240 or Cara Workman, Director of University Events, at (860) 486-1001.

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