Vince Young jersey retirement ceremony set for pregame on Saturday
Aug. 26, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- Fans attending Saturday's game against Florida Atlantic should plan on getting to their seats as early as possible. The official retirement ceremony of Vince Young's Longhorn jersey No. 10 is set for about 25 minutes before kickoff. With the kick time set for 6 p.m., fans should be seated no later than 5:30 p.m. to be present to honor the quarterback who led Texas to the 2005 National Championship.
For fans still hoping to attend the game, the last remaining tickets are going fast. As of Tuesday morning, about 600 tickets were available. Seats are $65 and fans interested in purchasing tickets can order online at TexasBoxOffice.com or by calling 512-471-3333 or 800-982-BEVO.
Young will be presented with a framed jersey, a tribute video will be played and he and his family will be present on the field for fans to recognize.
In addition to the game, fans also have a chance to catch Young at The Vince Young Foundation benefit dinner on Friday (Aug. 29) night in Austin. The event, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, will benefit Young's foundation and three local Austin charities -- The Rise School of Austin, Wonders & Worries and Peace of Mind Foundation. Corporate and patron tables are still available starting at $2,500. Individual seats are $250.
The Vince Young Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 to 30 Texas, Tennessee and national charitable organizations. For more information, contact Barbara Weiss at 512-891-1680 or email@example.com.