Details for the Blue & Gold Spring Football Game presented by Vision Hospitality Group
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team will hold its annual Blue & Gold Spring Game presented by Vision Hospitality Group on Saturday, April 10.  This is a FREE event open to all Mocs fans and kicks-off at 3:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) at Finley Stadium. 

Gates open on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for the registration to the Kid's Football Clinic for youth ages 14 and under.  The kid's clinic begins at 1:00 p.m. on the field. 

Schedule of Events
12:30 p.m. - Gates Open and Kid's Football Clinic Registration
1:00 p.m. - Kids Clinic begins (hosted by Coach Russ Huesman)
2:00 p.m. - Kids Clinic ends
Free hot dogs, popcorn, and Coca-Cola served
Bounce houses on the concourse
Student Field Goal Promotion (win $50 Book Scholarship)
3:00 p.m. - Spring Football Game starts
4:30 p.m. - Spring Football Game ends
4:45 p.m. - Kids invited to field for autographs

FREE hot dogs, popcorn and Coke products will be available while supplies last starting at 2:00 p.m. on the concourse under the video board.  The UTC Mocs Club is providing the hot dogs while the Coke products are compliments of the Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company.  The Finley Stadium concession stands will open when the complimentary items run out. 

There will also be FREE inflatable bounce houses, tailgating games and picture area with the "C" logo on the concourse.  The UTC Athletics Department ticket staff will have an information table set up where fans can pick the best available seats and purchase 2010 season tickets.  The UTC Mocs Club will also have an information table and will be signing up new members throughout the afternoon. 

There are two exciting promotions on the field, beginning with a field goal contest for UTC students.  The Mocs will be giving out $50 book scholarships to the first 10 full-time UTC students who can kick a 25-yard field goal.  Members of the UTC Athletics Department will be in the University Center during the week prior to the spring game signing up students to participate.  This contest takes place prior to the spring game at 2:00 p.m.

The second promotion is a "Couples Challenge" during halftime that is sponsored by the Vision Hospitality Group and their locally owned hotels, the DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn and the Holiday Inn Express.  One lucky couple will receive round-trip airfare to Tampa, Fla., courtesy of Allegiant Airlines and a two night stay in the DoubleTree Westshore.  The challenge begins with a five-yard pass.  With each completion the distance increases and teams are eliminate by dropping the pass.  The last couple remaining on the field wins the prize. 

The spring game gets underway at 3:00 p.m. and will feature four quarters of action.  UTC students selected during the week will have a chance to call a play for each team during the game.  Following the game, head coach Russ Huesman will announce the offensive and defensive MVP of the spring game, the Bob Davis Winter Warrior Award and the team captains for the 2010 season.  

Once the awards are handed out, fans will be able to come down to the field for pictures and autographs with the UTC players and coaches.  At the end of the afternoon, FREE cookies will be handed out to the fans as they leave the stadium, compliments of the DoubleTree Hotel. 

Message from the Vision Hospitality Group
Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., a Chattanooga based Hotel development and Management Company today announced the successful partnership between VHG's three downtown hotels:  Doubletree Hotel Chattanooga, Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown and the Holiday Inn Express Chattanooga Downtown and UTC Athletics for 2009-10.  Doubletree Hotel was the sponsor hotel for the second year for the Doubletree Classic a tournament hosted by the Lady Mocs during Thanksgiving 2009.  The three properties are proud to be the sponsor for the Mocs' Blue & Gold Spring Game. We wish to thank and congratulate UTC and UTC Athletics for their integrity and sportsmanship they display on and off the field.

About Vision Hospitality Group
Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. is a leading hotel management and development company that has grown successfully in the southeast through an unwavering commitment to quality and integrity.  Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. owns and operates leading hotel brands such as Hilton, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hyatt and Marriott Hotels. It is a core company principle to continue to support our local community and strive to deliver impeccable quality of service to all our guests.

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