National Championship trophy coming to Gainesville

The College Football Playoff National Championship trophy is coming to Gainesville this week and you have a chance to see it.

The trophy’s appearance comes ahead of the Florida Gators’ date with the Miami Hurricanes at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The game is the official kickoff of the 150th season of college football.

The CFP trophy will be at Winn-Dixie this Friday, August 23rd and customers can have their picture taken with the trophy that the Gators hope to hoist at the end of the season. Customers will be treated to music, food samples, and raffles during the event that runs from 12-3 pm. The store is located at 300 SW 16th avenue in Gainesville.

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC