Football Memorabilia, Autographs and
This policy applies to all memorabilia, autographs, and charitable requests in the sport of football. Student-athlete autographs are not available by request but may be obtained at fan days or other special events. Head coach autographs are available to IRC 501(c) (3) charitable organizations that register with the University and provide the required documentation. However, head coach autographs are not available from August through the first week of February and are subject to availability the rest of the year.
General Public Requests
Due to the exceptionally large demand, requests for autographs made by individuals of the general public will not be fulfilled. Individual autographs may be obtained at Fan Day, Crimson Caravan events, and other public signing events to be announced.
In lieu of autograph requests, individuals may purchase limited edition signature series balls and other items through the online UA Memorabilia Store.
Memorabilia, autograph, and other charitable requests are limited to those organizations that qualify under IRC 501(c) (3). Further, all requests will be limited to those charity organizations that are approved online by the UA Athletics Compliance Department.
Charitable organizations are limited to one item per year, subject to availability.
Requests from charitable organizations are not guaranteed to be filled. The UA Athletics Department is asked to support thousands of worthwhile charitable causes and events each year. Every effort is made to accommodate as many requests as possible. However, due to the number of requests the department receives on a monthly basis, all requests that fit the guidelines will not be accommodated.
Requests filed during the season are unlikely to be fulfilled, so all requests should be made as early as possible.
Autographs are only available on footballs purchased from the University. This allows coach to sign ahead and attempt to maintain an inventory as well as eliminating the potential for lost goods. Items sent to the Athletics Department to be autographed will be marked "return to sender" and placed in the mail at the sender's expense. The University is not responsible for items shipped or mailed to the Athletics Department.
501(c) (3) organizations must complete the following steps to request an autographed item.
First, the organization must register at crs.ia.ua.edu. At this point, an employee will review the documentation and approve or send a note of deficiency to the applicant. Once approved, the request will be place in a queue waiting for a ball to become available. When a ball is available, an employee will contact the organization to request payment for the ball. Upon receipt of payment, the ball will be shipped. Again, no request is guaranteed
For organizations that are not approved or are not a 501(c) (3) organization, they will be directed to Crimson Collection to purchase a signature series ball or other items.