More than a half-hour after the team's annual Contra Costa Times Fan Appreciation Day was scheduled to end, all but two of the tents set up for the event had been torn down by facilities workers and the school's marketing staff. But Cal football head coach Jeff Tedford wasn't quite finished showing his appreciation for loyal Cal football fans on this gorgeous day at Memorial Stadium. When the tent being used by Tedford was finally folded up, he simply moved forward a bit and continued to sign autographs and take pictures with fans for another few minutes until every last requested was granted. An estimated 5,000 fans took the opportunity to meet the team's players and coaches, get autographs, pose for pictures enjoy some free food, take part in football drills, pose with the Victory Cannon and much more.
Cal 2009 football posters were given away while tickets for the upcoming season and merchandise were on sale, including the team's 2009 Cal Football Official Game Day Tee that fans are encouraged to wear to participate in a Blue Out of the season-opener against Maryland at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 5 (7 p.m.). For more information, visit CalBears.com/Blueout. The successful event that was sponsored by AT&T, Coca-Cola, Contra Costa Times, Odwalla, Rubio's and The Sports Gallery