The Big Event 2020

Mar 20, 2020

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Flavet Field


Joe LaVoie


Due to the current guidance surround COVID-19, we are sad to announce that we are canceling The Big Event 2020 that was scheduled for Saturday, March 21st.

The purpose of The Big Event is to bring University of Florida students together to help serve and benefit the Gainesville community we call home. We believe this year we can still benefit the community by practicing and encouraging others to practice social distancing and we encourage individuals to engage our community through other avenues like donating food or giving blood. Thank you for your support and Go Gators!

The Big Event is a nationwide service movement that is being brought to UF this year for the first time. The Big Event is essentially a new, citywide service day planned and run by University of Florida students. The day is kicked off with an opening ceremony and followed by UF students performing three to four hour service projects across Gainesville – all “For The Gator Good!”

There are four main goals of The Big Event:
1. Build a better Gainesville through creating stronger bonds between University of Florida students and faculty with all parts of Gainesville.
2. Revolutionize the term “community service” to represent giving back to not just one aspect of the community, but the entire community.
3. Physically build a safer, more beautiful and ultimately better community through various projects around Gainesville.
4. Give students the opportunity to show their appreciation for the City of Gainesville and all the support it shows the University of Florida.


Partners of The Big Event will contribute monetary or in-kind donations towards the planning and implementation of this special day. In return, sponsors will obtain varying levels of advertisement for their respective business or organization. Every dollar given brings us a little closer to building a better Gainesville.
If you are interested in sponsoring The Big Event, you can do so by contacting Joe Lavoie at

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