Recognized military heroes at UF-Samford Game Saturday


GAINESVILLE, Florida – The University Athletic Association honors members of the armed forces, veterans and local first responders as part of the annual Greetings to those who surcharge Game presented by Vystar Credit Union.

The celebration will be initiated by the All Veteran Group, comprised of both active members and veterans, who will parachute into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Fans will also enjoy a flyover operated by Patrol Squadron Thirty and the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Weapons School flying a P-8A “Poseidon” stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida.

Three members of the University of Florida’s Navy, Army, and Air Force ROTC programs will be honored this week as “Mr. Two Bits ”function. Cadet Joshua Avera (Army ROTC), midshipman Brandon Roberts (Navy ROTC) and Cadet Eric Stadtfeld (Air Force ROTC) will lead the crowd in the iconic cheers.

In addition to pre-game celebrations, current members of the armed forces, veterans and first responders will be recognized on the field throughout the game. Meanwhile, the UF Marching Band will perform a special Armed Forces medley during halftime.

All military and first responders are eligible to receive two free tickets and purchase an additional $ 10 tickets to the game. For more information, please contact Bryan Avolio, Sales Manager at (352) 692-6423 or [email protected]

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