First Night Festivities Set For Oct. 18 At Gampel Pavilion

The 2013-14 season will kickoff with First Night festivities at Gampel Pavilion Oct. 18. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

UConn Class of 2014 target A’ja Wilson and 2014 commits Courtney Ekmark, Sadie Edwards and Gabby Williams will be in attendance.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams will conduct an autograph session in the Athletic Director’s lobby, which is located between the East and South entrances, from 6-6:45 p.m.

The event will be highlighted by the first-ever inter-squad scrimmage between players from both teams, led by women’s coach Geno Auriemma and men’s coach Kevin Ollie. There will also be prize giveaways, team introductions, UConn’s spin on the TV game show Hollywood Game Night and performances from the UConn band, cheer and dance squads.

The show will end at approximately 8 p.m.

Here is the schedule …

3 p.m.: FanFest on Fairfield Way
6 p.m.: Doors Open
6-6:45 p.m.: Autographs
7 p.m.: Show Begins