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UConn Football Team To Host First Pride Game

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As part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Inclusion Week, the UConn football team is set to host their first Pride Game this Friday.

The team's goal is to support and promote an atmosphere of inclusion at UConn, said an athletic department spokesperson.

"We are happy to host the first Pride Game in our history," director of athletics David Benedict said in a press release. "UConn athletics aspires to promote an inclusive environment for all of UConn Nation and we plan on hosting additional pride games in the future."

The Huskies will be hitting the field wearing pride stickers on their helmets as well as coaching staff will display pride pins for the game.

The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free rainbow headband, and The Hartford Gay Men's Chorus will sing the national anthem before kick off.

Educational material about LGBTQ+ History Month will also be available during the game.

The Huskies will face off against Middle Tennessee at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Friday, Oct. 22.

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