Ole Miss fans will want to clear their calendars for Saturday, August 12, for the 2017 Meet the Rebels Day on campus. The annual event will take place from 1-3 p.m. at the Manning Center.
Active Rebel Kids Club Members (with up to two parents or guardians) will be permitted early entry at 12:30 p.m., at the east entrance of the facility, by the Grill at 1810.
The Rebel Kids Club is the official youth organization of Ole Miss Athletics and is open to kids eighth grade and below. To join, visit RebelKidsClub.com.
General public will have a new entrance this year. Fans should park in the parking garage attached to The Pavilion and enter through the west side of Vaught-Hemingway stadium at gate 33. Fans will then be able to enter the team tunnel on their way into the event.
Admission is free, and autograph lines will be first-come, first-serve.
As the Manning Center opens, the Rebel soccer, volleyball, rifle and spirit squads will be greeting fans and signing autographs. Football coaches and players will be signing autographs and visiting with fans from 1 until 3 p.m., when the event comes to a close. In order to quicken the lines and accommodate as many people as possible, fans are limited to one autographed item per individual player or coach.
Other important items to note:
- Photos or videos with football coaches and players will not be permitted.
- Fans are prohibited from saving spaces in line.
- Fans who exit a line for any reason must reenter the line at the end.
In addition to free team posters, fans will also be treated to a new virtual reality experience. The Rebel Shop will be selling apparel, media guides and other merchandise. Additionally, the Ole Miss Athletics Ticket Office will be selling football season tickets, mini-plans and single-game tickets.
Chick-fil-A will be providing boxed lunches for purchase, and a food tasting exhibit will also be available at the event.
A live broadcast from the stage will air on Q105 (105.1 and 105.5 FM in the Oxford area) beginning at 1 p.m. with an on-air team led by the “Voice of the Rebels” David Kellum.
Fans posting on social media about their Meet the Rebels Day experience should use the hashtag #MeetTheRebels.
Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports
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