More than 1,000 university and community Knights fans gathered at the CFE Arena for the 2015 Countdown to Kickoff Luncheon held on August 21. Guests were welcomed by President John C. Hitt and Bright House Networks vice president and general manager for the Orlando region Michel Champagne. Then-coach George O’Leary discussed plans for the upcoming season, and keynote speaker and former UCF football player, Sergio Joachim, reflected on his time at UCF. The event raised more than $49,526 for UCF Everyday Champions Scholarships. Since 2009, this annual event has raised more than $273,000 for student-athletes. The Kickoff Luncheon was coordinated by UCF Athletics and the Office of Constituent Relations and also highlighted the new Carl Black & Gold Cabana with a beach theme and exclusive chance drawing package. Additional event photos can be found here.