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If you're going to the game, wear white and bring cans



If you're attending Saturday's season opener against Hawaii, Florida has two initiatives that involve asking fans to wear a certain color and bring food.

UF coach Urban Meyer is urging all fans to wear white to the game instead of Orange and Blue in recognition of the University of Florida  and Shands HealthCare's commitment to cancer research by focusing on treatment, prevention, control and education.

"We want Gator fans to enjoy the excitement of outdoor activities like
football games, but we also want them to be safe from the dangers that come with overexposure to the sun," said Jill Varnes, professor in the College of Health and Human Performance.

TRANSLATION: With a 12:30 kickoff, it'll be so hot that white may be the only thing you can wear to keep from passing out at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Also on Saturday, the UF Student Advisory Committee will kick off the inagural Gators Canned Goods Challenge for Kids, a season-long food drive to benefit the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in Gainesville.

Fans are asked to bring as many canned goods as possible to every home game. The drop off location is the Alltel Wireless FanFest located outside of Gate 2 of the O’Connell Center, which opens
three hours prior to kickoff.

Florida’s goal is to break the world record for most food collected
in a single day to help hungry children in the community. Collections
will be distributed to over 150 local organizations.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:33pm]


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