JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ahead of the start of the 2018 season, the Jacksonville University football team will hold its second annual Family Fun Day on Saturday August 18th at D.B. Milne Field. The event will provide fans with a first look at the 2018 Dolphin squad, feature an autograph session with the team, offer ticket purchasing opportunities and more!
Family Fun Day kicks off with an open team practice at 9:00 a.m. at D. B. Milne Field. Already two weeks into summer training point by that time, the Dolphins, led by 47 returners from last season, will take the field in full pads until approximately 10:15 a.m.
Following the scrimmage, the team will hold a kids clinic on the field for children interested in becoming a Dolphin for a day. There will also be season ticket purchasing opportunities at this time, as well as bounce houses, food trucks and a chance for kids to sign up for the re-vitalized Dunk'n Kids Club.
After the clinic, fans will have an opportunity to view the 2018 JU Football schedule poster, which will be revealed to the public for the first time at the event. The football team will then hold an autograph session, where fans' favorite 'Phins will make their mark on the new signage.
Along with Family Fun Day, Jacksonville football will also hold its Media Day activities on Aug. 18, beginning at 10:15 a.m. The event will begin a press conference with Head Coach Ian Shields and select players, and will also feature a Field Goal Kicking Competition with members of the local Jacksonville media.
Currently in the midst of summer training camp, the Dolphins enter the 2018 campaign following a 7-4 overall record from last season, which saw a two-win improvement from the previous year and a 5-3 mark in Pioneer Football League Competition.
The 2018 slate will begin in the River City for the first time since 2006. The Dolphins will open the season by hosting Saint Augustine's University on Sept. 1 at 1:00 p.m. It will be Duval Day, with more information to be released as the Fall season approaches.
Schedule of Events:
9:00 a.m. open practice
10:15 a.m. kids clinic
10:45 a.m. poster signing
*Times are approximate
For more information about Family Fun Day, contact Associate Director of Marketing Dylan Warnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Media Day, contact Athletic Communications Assistant Joe Mixie at email@example.com.