For the past two years, the event had been held on Monday nights in conjunction with the restaurant's Family Night. This year the switch was made to Friday night.
Players signed autographs and posed for photos while representatives of the marketing department gave away prizes and provided information about tickets and schedules.
Everybody got the chance to spin the prize wheel for a souvenir to take home.
Coach Johnson joined his players at the table, signing autographs, posing for photos and talking with fans both young and old.
Bryant Hahnfeldt and Chris Williamms
Theo Horrocks and Jon Goff
Marlon White and Jeff Jennings
Coach Johnson and George Smith
David Whittington and Marcus Buggs
Todd Hunley, host of the event, and Coach Johnson
The Commodores and the Chick-fil-A crew
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The campaign continues on Saturday, July 22, with a community service event as members of the football team and staff will volunteer to help paint the Andrew Jackson Boys and Girls Club, Nashville. The project starts at 8:00 a.m., and lasts until completion.
Other events in the campaign:
Thursday, July 27: Coach Johnson will host a cookout for Vanderbilt faculty and staff at the Student Life Center from 11:30 -1:00.
Friday, July 28: Coach Johnson will be on hand at Greer Stadium in Nashville from 5:30-6:30 for Commodore Sounds' Night.
Saturday, July 29: "Bowling with the Commodores" will take place on Saturday, July 19, at Franklin Lanes in Franklin from 6:30-8:00. Fans will have the chance to meet the players and to enjoy some free bowling.
August 13: Dore Jam V, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Rich Practice Complex on the Vanderbilt campus.
Photos copyright 2006 by Whitney D for VandyMania.com.