FGCU creates special Dunk City ID card for students and staff

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- The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagle ID office created a special Dunk City ID card for students and staff. The card has the student's photo, name and a phrase of their choosing next to an image of a basketball with Dunk City and the FGCU logo.

Katherine Albers/Staff - The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagle ID office created a special Dunk City ID card for students and staff. The card has the student's photo, name and a phrase of their choosing next to an image of a basketball with Dunk City and the FGCU logo.

Eagles first practice at Cowboys Stadium

Players meet fans, sign autographs.

FGCU forward Eddie Murray

On Friday's Florida matchup.

— The students who attend school in Dunk City now have proof.

The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagle ID office created a special Dunk City ID card for students and staff. The card has the student's photo, name and a phrase of their choosing next to an image of a basketball with Dunk City and the FGCU logo.

"We thought it would be a fun thing to do for the school community," said April Lattanzi, the Eagle ID office manager. "We made one for the president that said 'President.' We made one for Mrs. Bradshaw that said 'First Lady of Dunk City'."

The cost? Free, although the school was asking students and staff to donate money to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. There is also the cost of time, as the line for the IDs stretched down the side of the Cohen Center.

Sophomore Amber Savoie, who had "Now we're here" placed under her name, said she thought the cards were "a pretty cool idea."

"It's something that we can keep to remember later on in life what happened," she said. "We can remember when we got big."

Lattanzi said the school has 1,600 of the cards, in honor of the Sweet 16, and will be giving them out in the Eagle ID office until they are gone.

NCAA Tournament

The Florida Gulf Coast men's basketball team was the first 15-seeded team to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The March Madness run ended in Texas where the Eagles were defeated by the Florida Gators 60-52 on Friday, March 29 in Cowboys Stadium. Join in on the discussion by using the hashtag #ndnfgcu in your Twitter updates and/or Instagram photos.

Get complete coverage of FGCU's road to the NCAA tournament at dunkcitypride.com »

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