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The U Invites Community to Utah’s Biggest Pregame Party


Sept. 27, 2013 — The University of Utah will host the state’s biggest pregame party, Oct. 12, to cheer on the Utes before they meet Stanford in one of the most anticipated football games of the season. The Block U Party will begin three hours prior to kick-off (start time has not yet been determined) and will include live music, food, a kid zone and activities for the entire family.

“We hope the community will come out and enjoy the day with us,” said Brian Rasmussen, marketing director, University of Utah. “We want everyone to feel welcome on the U campus, and what better way to do that than to host a huge party.”

Located on the plazas and sidewalks near the Marriott Library, the Block U Party will give family and friends of the U an opportunity to visit the ever-evolving campus, meet representatives from various colleges and departments and celebrate with the community. With free entrance, fans of all ages are encouraged to show their spirit and join the excitement.

For more information, please visit the website, KUTV Channel 2 and the Simmons Radio Group are the media partners for this event and will be assisting in the promotion of the Block U Party.

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