March 14, 2012
Bearcat Bowl VI presented by Fifth Third Bank and Fan Fest will take place on Saturday, April 14 in Nippert Stadium, the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics announced Wednesday.
Events will take place on Sheakley Lawn and inside Nippert Stadium from 12:30-5:30 p.m. ET and admission to all events is free and open to all fans.
Bearcat Bowl VI presented by Fifth Third Bank, the annual spring football game, featuring the 2011 BIG EAST Conference and AutoZone Liberty Bowl Champions, will kick off at 4 p.m. with a fan-friendly and competitive preview of the 2012 UC squad set to take place.
Fan Fest kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with a Youth Football Mini Camp in Nippert Stadium. Head Coach Butch Jones, his staff and selected student-athletes will lead youngsters up to the eighth grade level through drills and instruction until 2 p.m. Registration for the mini camp, which is free, begins at 11:30 a.m. under the overhang in the north end zone at field level.
The Bearcats Fan Zone will be open from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sheakley Lawn, featuring activities for Bearcats fans young and old. The Victory Plaza Stage will feature live music throughout the event and football student-athletes will sign autographs for fans from 2:15-2:45 p.m. Other featured events include a dunk tank, inflatable games, cornhole, a Bearcats Kids Club coloring contest, face painting and an opportunity to meet Bearcat and the cheerleaders. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
UC will also hold the Bearcat Gear Super Sale, a public sale of new and vintage equipment, uniforms and apparel.
The department of athletics has partnered with UC Fraternity and Sorority Life to make this event the kickoff to its 2012 Greek Week activities. The Bearcats and Greeks have selected the Make-A-Wish foundation to receive proceeds from some events and any donations collected on April 14.
Stay tuned to GoBEARCATS.com for the latest updates on Bearcat Bowl VI and Fan Fest.