Gamecock athletes set to meet fans at Fan Appreciation Day

Gamecock athletes set to meet fans at Fan Appreciation Day

From staff reports/Photo by Jenny Dilworth

Gamecock fans are invited to Colonial Life Arena on Saturday, Aug. 19 for the annual Colonial Life Fan Appreciation Day.

Coaches and student-athletes from South Carolina football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, equestrian, cross country and men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams will be on hand to sign autographs for this free event.

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Doors will open to the public at 1:30 p.m. with the football team scheduled to arrive at 2 p.m. and sign until 3:30 p.m. Only the main entrance to CLA will be available for the public to enter. Parking will be available in the lots adjacent to Colonial Life Arena.

Due to NCAA compliance rules, student-athletes will only sign the official South Carolina Athletics team poster or autograph cards that will be provided at the event free of charge. Please do not bring or ask student-athletes to sign other items. Bag checks will occur at the arena entrance and fans will not be allowed to bring in other memorabilia.

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With a large crowd expected, fans likely will not be able to get autographs of every student-athlete in attendance. To accommodate as many people as possible, fans are asked to limit their autograph signings to one poster and/or autograph card per person.