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Virginia Tech Fan Day was a memorable occasion for Hokie lovers

Cheryl E Preston

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Virginia Tech Fan Day was Sunday

Virginia Tech fans made their presence known at the Beamer-Lawson indoor practice facility when the football team held its annual Fan Day on Sunday. This event offered fans an opportunity to meet the players, and staff as well as participate in fun family activities for all ages. Hundreds were wearing their Hokie gear and many traveled from out of state to meet their favorite team members.

Austin who traveled from Bluefield, West Virginia brought a Virginia Tech helmet to get autographs from as many people as he could had this to say: “It’s the best. It’s like one of the things we look forward to all season long,” “Meeting the coaches, meeting the players is a great experience.”

13-year-old Blake who came from Princeton, West Virginia with his parents said “I come to as many games as I can and watch every game on TV too,”

Michelle, who traveled from Washington D.C.to see her son, freshman defensive back Cam Johnson, said she also wanted to "Make some memories."

Hokie Kids Club members had priority

Fan Day was also an opportunity for fans to interact with new head coach Brent Pry. The event was open to the public and free of charge. Current Hokie Kids’ Club members exclusive were granted early access to fan day at 1 p.m. before the general public at 1:15 p.m. Virginia tech concluded the event at 2:15 p.m. Members have the chance to attend a number of athletics events for free, interact with Hokie student-athletes, and receive great Hokie Kids' Club gear.

There are two levels for Kids Cub members and the first one is free. Benefits include a Virginia Tech Athletics Poster, 1 complimentary ticket per membership to a regular-season basketball game, and 1 ticket to a women's basketball game (while supplies last).

The second membership is called the Maroon Level and it costs $35.00.Participants get everything in the Orange level plus q Hokie Kids T-shirt, Hokie Kids medalion, and lanyard and many more benefits you can read by clicking on the above link.

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