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On Friday August 20, the UFL's Sacramento Mountain Lions held a special Meet & Greet event for season ticket holders and fans at the team's facilities on the campus of the California State University, Sacramento. Information provided by the Mountain Lions Ticket Sales staff indicated the event was scheduled to take place from 6-9pm.
Initial pictures and autographs for fans were followed by player introductions by Head Coach Dennis Green, and performances by the Mountain Lions cheer and dance squad. Thereafter, players and fans reconvened for more pictures and autographs.
By about 7:30pm, a few players needed t leave in order to tend to other commitments. Wide receiver Fred Otis Amey, who played college football at CSUS, before signing with the NFL's San Francisco 49ers and several other teams, hosts "The UPrising" every third Friday of the month at 2230 Arden Way in Sacramento, just behind Arby's.
The event goes from 8:30-10:30pm, and combines spoken word, soul, hip-hop, dance, music from live bands, and more. It is a combination of ministry and nightlife that offers young people an alternative to being on the streets, while engaging in public freestyle promotion of the talent of the young people already in FOA's My Generation Now organization.
Wide receiver Cameron Colvin, a University of Oregon Duck Alum who previously played for the San Francisco 49ers, also departed early, but for another reason. Together with the Mountain Lions drafted defensive back, Willie Glasper, also a University of Oregon Duck Alum, Colvin is throwing a signing party at Lounge ON20 tonight. The party is scheduled to begin at 10:30pm and go until close. Lounge ON20 is located on the corner of 20th and K Street in Midtown Sacramento.
Another player, Tyler Clutts, who played college football at Fresno State University, drove up from the Fresno area today, and was headed back there tonight. He made that trip once before for outreach purposes, when he came up to meet fans at last month's California Automobile Museum Car Cruise and Show that was held in Midtown Sacramento.
The Mountain Lions have arranged for player and staff accommodations at the Hilton Hotel near Arden Fair Mall. The Hilton Sacramento Arden West will announce a special Mountain Lions promotional rate package on Monday, August 23.
With the start of fall camp just a couple of days away, Mountain Lion players, coaches and staff are energized and ready to go. The fans are very excited. A brief conversation with SCUS police officers outside the football complex gates clearly indicated that they're excited too. With the first home game on September 25 looking to be a sellout, and sound attendance projections for the rest of the home schedule, it seems everything is coming together well for Sacramento's newest professional sports team.
For more information, or to buy tickets, call the Sacramento Mountain Lions Ticket Office at or visit the Mountain Lions website ticket page.