Purple Pride Caravan Coming to Smithville

Tennessee Tech's all-new Purple Pride Caravans will be back on the road and rolling in July and August, with nine stops planned in communities around the region in anticipation of the upcoming sports season. Fans are invited to attend, and every Caravan is free.

The caravan will be in Smithville at Walmart on Thursday, July 19 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:38 p.m.

Fans who visit the Purple Pride Caravans will have the opportunity to meet and talk with several Tennessee Tech head coaches, and are invited to enjoy hot dogs and soft drinks and sign up for a grand prize drawing.

Each event will feature a tailgating atmosphere with coaches, cheerleaders and Tech mascot Awesome Eagle, and one lucky fan will win a trip for two with the Golden Eagles to their Sept. 15 game at the University of Oregon.

Sponsored by Magic 98.5, Pepsi and TTUsports.com, each Purple Pride Caravan event will last 98 minutes, beginning at 5 p.m. and running until 6:38 p.m.

The first stop on the Purple Pride Caravan schedule will be at the Wal-Mart store in Jamestown on Thursday, July 12. Eight of the nine Caravan stops will be at Wal-Mart stores.

As a special feature, Magic 98.5 (the home of Golden Eagle football broadcasts) will be registering people at each of the stops. One grand prize winner will receive a TTU/Oregon Flyaway Trip for two, including air travel, hotel accommodations, tickets to the game and meals.

No winners will be selected below the age of 18. Winner may not be a high school student-athlete or immediate family member of an athlete without jeopardizing collegiate eligibility at an NCAA institution. Complete rules for the contest can be found at the link below and also are posted on the Magic985.com website.

Following its stop in Jamestown, the Purple Pride Caravan will also visit Smithville, Carthage, Crossville, Livingston, McMinnville, Sparta and Cookeville before wrapping up at the Algood Wal-Mart on Aug. 28, just two days before the Golden Eagle season opener in Tucker Stadium on Aug. 30.

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

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