Purple Pride Caravan visits Smithville Tuesday

July 18, 2010
by: 
Dwayne Page
Coach Watson Brown

The Purple Pride Caravan is rolling again, with stops planned at seven communities around the region plus two events in Cookeville, all in anticipation of Tennessee Tech’s 2010 football season.

The Purple Pride Caravan is scheduled to visit Smithville on Tuesday, July 20, visiting the Save-A-Lot store from 4 until 6 p.m.

The Purple Pride Caravan is making stops across the region during July and August, giving football fans in those areas a chance to grab a hot dog and a drink, meet Golden Eagle head coach Watson Brown, pick up schedule cards and poster, win free tickets to the first game and register to win other prizes.

The Purple Pride Caravan will hold a tailgate event in each town to promote the upcoming football season with free hot dogs and Pepsi in a tailgate atmosphere.

Following its stop in Smithville, the Purple Pride Caravan will also visit Monterey, Livingston, Gainesboro, McMinnville and Sparta, before it wraps up with two September dates in Cookeville. The first is Aug. 31, with the final Caravan on Sept. 14, two days before the opening game in Tucker Stadium.

The first 50 fans at each caravan stop will receive a free pair of tickets to the first game against Lane College. Fans can register to win an autographed TTU helmet signed by Head coach Watson Brown, to be given away at each stop along the route, along with other prizes.

Fans visiting the Caravan will get the chance to meet the TTU mascot, Awesome Eagle, and members of the dance team and cheer squads for a true tailgate atmosphere.

The Caravan visits are held each Tuesday afternoon from 4 until 6 p.m. Six of the visits will take place at the Sav-A-Lot store in each community and three events will be at First National Bank branches.

For additional information on the caravan or to purchase season tickets for the upcoming football season, call (931) 372-3940.

2010 Purple Pride Caravan Schedule
Tuesday, July 13 – Celina (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, July 20 – Smithville (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, July 27 – Monterey (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, August 3 – Livingston (First National Bank)
Tuesday, Aug. 10 – Gainesboro (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, Aug. 17 – McMinnville (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, Aug. 24 – Sparta (First National Bank)
Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Cookeville (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, Sept. 14 – Cookeville (First National Bank)

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