Happy Friday everyone! While Gator football is still a week away, fall sports are underway in town.
This evening the ladies volleyball team takes to the court in the O'Connell Center for the first time this season as the Gators host the Campus USA Invitational. Florida Gulf Coast University is facing off against Florida A & M right now....while the Gators take on Florida International at 7:30 this evening. The tournament starts back up Saturday morning at 10. The top 20 ranked Gators will take on Florida A & M at noon Saturday....with their other match of the day against Florida Gulf Coast at 7:30 Saturday evening. Website
Saturday Gainesville is hosting the Grape Stompin' Festival, the city's newest wine festival. Activities at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza will include, as you might have guessed, a Grape Stompin' contest. There'll also be live music, a silent auction in addition to horse and carriage rides and a Lucille Ball look-a-like contest. You can also take part in a wine and food pairing tour of downtown establishments. Tickets are 65 dollars with proceeds benefiting the Pledge 5 foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages public service. The activities start at 1 pm on the plaza. Website
You can go for a run and help raise money for a good cause Saturday. Project Haiti is holding its third annual Haiti 5k run on the UF campus. Project Haiti is a medical mission trip of students, staff and faculty from UF's College of Medicine and Shands. Their goal is to raise money for the spring trip to help the people of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Proceeds from the run fund travel expenses, medical supplies and medicine. You can register for the run online. The run starts at 8 am Saturday at the commuter lot on Gale Lemerand Drive. Website
Enjoy your weekend!