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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Meet the Sooners Day Set for August 2

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  • One of the most popular traditions surrounding the OU football program, Meet the Sooners Day, will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. This annual, free event kicks off preseason practice and gives University of Oklahoma fans a unique opportunity to interact with their favorite players and coaches.
     
    This year’s event falls on a Saturday for a fourth consecutive year, a decision that was influenced by summer school dates. While OU appreciates the tremendous support offered by Sooners fans of all ages, in order to accommodate as many young fans as possible, Meet the Sooners Day will again be offered to children ages 14 and younger. Each child may be accompanied by a maximum of one adult, but adults will not be permitted to submit items for autographs.
     
    Each child may bring one item to be signed, and there will be no exceptions.
     
    A line for the general public will form at Gate 5 beginning at 7 a.m. The line will flow under the Asp Avenue Parking Facility on the west side of the stadium.
     
    Check-in for pre-registered Sooner Jr. Kids Club members begins at 7 a.m. at Gate 7. Sooner Jr. Kids Club members will receive their official membership package at that time before moving to the autograph lines under the stadium.
     
    Early registration for the Sooner Jr Kids Club starts today and runs through midnight on July 25. Online applications will be accepted at: http://bit.ly/SoonerJR.
     
    Individuals who are registered through July 25 will receive a discounted rate of $30 for their first child and $25 for each additional child. Due to the high volume of requests and to ensure the best possible service to members of the Sooner Jr Kids Club, on-site registration on Meet the Sooners Day will not be available. Online registration will resume on August 4 at the standard $35 for the first child and $30 for each additional child.
     
    As has been the case for several years, the Sooner Jr. Kids Club autograph session will begin 30 minutes prior to the general public. The Kids Club autograph session will begin at 10 a.m., while general patrons will be admitted at 10:30 a.m. The session will conclude at noon.
     
    Public restrooms will be available for fans in attendance, but please note that concessions stands will not be open. Patrons will be allowed to bring their own bottled water to the event, but no other outside food or beverage items will be permitted. Bottled water also will be on sale inside and outside the stadium during the event.
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    The OU Bookstore and the OU Athletics Ticket Office will both open at 8 a.m. on the day of the event. In addition to OU players and coaches signing autographs, the Sooner Schooner will be on hand for photographs, along with Boomer and Sooner.
     
    Free parking will be available in campus lots and the Asp Avenue facility. Any additional details will be made available on SoonerSports.com once they are finalized.

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