Knights Visit OCPS Transition Program Students

Oct. 3, 2008

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - A day before their Conference USA home opener, several upperclassmen from the UCF football team spent time Friday afternoon with students at the Orange County Public Schools Transition Program, which is located on the UCF campus. The student-athletes signed autographs and posed for photos with the young adults in the class.

Seniors Patrick Brown, Mike Lavoie, Sha'reff Rashad, Breon Rogers, Rocky Ross and Jason Venson and juniors Michael Greco, Cory Hogue and Jordan Richards all met with the special-needs students, aged between 19-22. The program provides post-high school education and career training for the students.

According to UCF associate director of academic services for student-athletes Kristy Belden, members of the football team have visited the OCPS Transition Program on campus for the last 10 years. Rashad, Ross and Venson were some the Knights who met with students in 2007.

The UCF student-athletes distributed schedule posters and talked to the students about the team's game tomorrow against SMU.

The Knights are set to host the Mustangs at 3:30 p.m. at Bright House Networks Stadium.

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