UCF will host the second United Way Day of Caring event to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida on Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Approximately 75 middle school and high-school-aged students from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida are scheduled to attend, according to a news release.

Students will hear from UCF speakers such as: Wayne Jackson, director of multicultural academic and support services; Roderick Holligsworth, UCF Boys and Girls Club alumnus and program directory for Taft Branch.

Former UCF football player Victor Gray will be making a special athlete appearance along with other athletes, who are yet to be decided.

Judy Froehlich, UCF marketing and communications specialist aims to add different aspects to this year's event as compared to last year.

"We are going to add a round table this year and we're going to break the kids off in smaller groups so they can meet with professionals and learn about different career options," Froehlich said.

Knightro and UCF cheerleaders will also be there supporting the youth. For the first time, a member of the spirit squad is going to inform the kids about what it's like to be a college student and what a day-to-day routine looks like.

After being treated to 4Rivers BBQ lunch, courtesy of Kavaliro Staffing Services, the students will participate in a scavenger hunt and tour of the UCF campus.

Activities will be centered in the Morgridge International Reading Center on campus.The UCF Live United Campaign runs every October and has raised over $2 million for those in greatest need in Central Florida.

Throughout the month, UCF hosts various events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities for our employees and students to stand together to make a positive impact. For more information on the campaign and happenings, please visit

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