CHAPEL HILL - University of North Carolina student-athletes and coaches are pleased to sign autographs for Carolina fans of all ages. However, due to several factors, including NCAA legislation and compliance issues, the increased unauthorized use and sale of autographed items, and the volume of requests, the athletic department has followed suit of many other universities across the country and instituted guidelines for obtaining autographs.

• Coaches and student-athletes will continue to sign autographs at games, team events, Meet the Tar Heels events, Fan Appreciation Days, etc. Items signed on these occasions should be personalized (signed specifically to the name of the person requesting the autograph or the name of the person for whom the requestor is getting the autograph).

• Several teams have an additional limited number of autographed items available for a charitable organization. They may be obtained by filling out the form below. Please note that these are the only items available through these respective teams.

• If possible, donation requests should include the organization's 501(c)(3) number and/or documents that provide information about the event or organization.

• The funds raised through autographs from the men's and women's basketball and football teams, including those items signed by coaches Roy Williams, Sylvia Hatchell and Larry Fedora, will be donated after expenses to local charities chosen by the respective teams. Past recipients of the funds include the North Carolina Children's Hospital, the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, the Ronald McDonald House, the Inter-Faith Community Center and the UNC General Scholarship Fund. Balls signed by the 2016-17 team are sold out.

• UNC's baseball, men's soccer and women's soccer teams also have a limited number of autographed balls available. The funds raised supplement the teams' operating budgets.

• These items are limited in number and available on a first-come, first-served basis. One autograph request per sport per year is permitted (except where specifically noted); receipt of an item for a charitable purpose in no way guarantees subsequent donations by UNC Athletics.

• All requests will be screened by the Department of Athletics Compliance staff. Requests not permitted by NCAA legislation will be returned.

• Autographed items cannot be sold or used for fundraising efforts that directly or indirectly benefit students in grades 9-12, prep school or 2-year college prospective student-athletes. Autographed items cannot be provided to a high school, high school coach or staff member. Autographed items cannot be provided to a high school student-athlete or the parents/relatives of a high school student-athlete. Autographed items cannot be provided to a high school booster club.

• UNC Athletics will not fulfill requests for autographs of individual student-athletes for personal or charitable use.

• Because of NCAA compliance issues, we ask that fans please do not send items to UNC Athletics to be autographed by either coaches or student-athletes. Items to be autographed may no longer be accepted by the respective coaches' offices, the Rams Club, ticket office, etc.

• UNC Athletics reserves the right to request the return of any item that may appear for sale or is being used in any way that may be considered an NCAA violation.

• Due to high demand, requests for tickets to UNC sporting events will only accepted from fundraisers that occur within the state of North Carolina.

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