Oct. 1, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Brian Ormiston
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - With the central Florida area having a rich tradition of space exploration, UCF's game against East Carolina Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. will feature a special treat for all fans in attendance. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, will represent the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation as they present a $10,000 check to UCF honors student Chris Frye during a second-quarter break in the game.
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Mitchell was part of the Apollo 14 mission that took off from nearby Kennedy Space Center in 1971 with Stuart A. Roosa and Alan Shepard, Jr. Mitchell earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and was inducted into the Space Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1998. A U.S. Navy captain during his career, Mitchell was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
Frye is a graduate of Lake Mary High School, and is a beneficiary of attending a school like UCF which is one of just 27 in the nation that are eligible to have nominees/recipients for the scholarship.
For more details on the ASF Scholarship Fund, visit AstronautScholarship.org.
Along with this special presentation, UCF also will celebrate Knights for Pink on Oct. 4, while it also will be UCF Student Day and UCF Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day.
-Knights for Pink - UCFAA, in cooperation with game sponsor Florida Hospital, selected the first game of October to increase awareness and support for breast cancer research. Also involved is Komen Central Florida. This year's Race for the Cure will take place Oct. 21 on the UCF campus, and signing up will give runners the chance to purchase tickets for the Oct. 4 game against ECU for just $20. Two dollars of each ticket purchased is donated to a local breast cancer research organization or charity.
-UCF Student Day - Classes will end at noon for this Thursday's rumble with ECU. Single-game admission for all UCF students is free with a valid ID card. Free tickets are distributed to UCF regional campuses the week of the event.
-UCF Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day - All UCF faculty and staff qualify for this promotion, which consists of a 20% discount off the single-game price. A pregame tailgate party for faculty and staff who purchase the discounted ticket or are season ticket holders is hosted at IOA Plaza beginning three hours prior to kickoff.
UCF football single-game tickets start at just $25. Order today by calling the UCF Ticket Office at (407) UCF-1000 or visit UCFAthletics.com. Attending a UCF football game is a great way to celebrate birthdays, corporate outings or any special occasion. Please ask about group packages today.