July 26, 2013
HOUSTON - Houston Athletics announced Friday it will hold its annual Fan Appreciation Day and Cougar Youth Experience on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. prior to the season's first football practice, which is open to the public, at 6 p.m.
Coaches and players from the Houston football, soccer and volleyball programs will be available inside the Athletics/Alumni Center during the two-hour time period for autograph signings, photos and to help run the Cougar Youth Experience where Houston's younger fans will have the opportunity to run through individual athletic drills much like today's student-athletes.
Due to NCAA regulations, the Cougar Youth Experience is only available for those eighth grade or younger. Those with children interested in participating in the Cougar Youth Experience should RSVP via e-mail to Tory Teykl at firstname.lastname@example.org. Onsite registration will also be available.
Fans will also be able to meet costumed mascot Shasta, take pictures with Andre Ware's Heisman Trophy and with the Cougar Dolls and Houston cheerleaders. The 2013 posters for three sports programs will be available for fans prior to autograph signings.
Houston head football coach Tony Levine, head soccer coach Chris Pfau and head volleyball coach Kaddie Platt will address attendees at the free event prior to the crowd being invited to the Houston Football practice fields for UH's first official practice as a member of The American Athletic Conference.
Representatives from the Houston Athletics Ticket Office will also be on hand to accommodate any fans who have yet to purchase 2013 season tickets.
SEASON TICKETS INFORMATION
Fans can purchase season tickets covering 12 home games for as low as $50.
To purchase season tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.