Knights Get Involved with the Community Saturday

July 23, 2011

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The South Trail Branch Library in Orlando served as the home for some special guests Saturday when members of the UCF football team arrived to hand out 2011 schedule posters and sign autographs.

"I've wanted to get UCF student-athletes out to our libraries that aren't close to the university so that they can visit other parts of the community," said John Douglass, program and special event coordinator for the Orange County Library System. "Our library patrons now have the opportunity to be exposed to UCF football and UCF athletics, and that is a great thing for us as well as the university."

Meeting with several eager fans at the library were seniors Cliff McCray and Charley Hughlett as well as sophomores Jordan McCray, Justin McCray and Chris Martin.

"We really like getting out and doing things for the community," said Hughlett. "Our fans treat us so well, so we like to give back a little bit and spend some time off campus. Our team tries to help out as much as we can. This definitely means a lot for us."

Along with signing autographs, Hughlett also gave a hearty smile when he started thinking about the 2011 season.

"We are all excited to get back out on the field. I'm definitely ready to start another season. This is going to be my senior year and I know I'm going to miss it, so I'm just trying to enjoy everything."

UCF football season ticket packages can be purchased online at UCFAthletics.com or by calling the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000. Should UCF host the C-USA Championship Game for the fourth time in seven years, it would be played on Saturday, Dec. 3, and season ticket holders will receive the first shot at the best seats.