Media Release

Alachua County and City of Gainesville Joint Commission Meeting to Include "Day of Champions Ceremony"

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 12:00 AM

4:23 p.m.


ALACHUA COUNTY/GAINESVILLE - The historic University of Florida men's basketball and football championships will be honored by elected officials at a joint meeting between the Alachua County Commission and the Gainesville City Commission on Monday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. in the Jack Durrance Auditorium located on the 2nd floor of the Alachua County Administration Building, 12 SE 1st St., Gainesville.  The first item on the agenda will be the "University of Florida Day of Champions Proclamation."


The ceremony will include a resolution from the United States Senate presented by Senator Bill Nelson, proclamations from the County Commission, the City Commission, and the University of Florida Student Senate presented to University of Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley.  University of Florida mascots Albert and Alberta will be in attendance to kick off the celebration.


Senator Nelson's presentation will include a video of Senator Sherrod

Brown (US Senator, Ohio) doing push-ups.  The push-ups were the result of losing a wager with Senator Nelson on the National Championship Game.


For more information, please contact Alachua County Communications Coordinator Mark Sexton at (352) 374-5226 or City of Gainesville Communications and Marketing Manager Bob Woods at (352) 334-5017.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).