Purple Pride Caravan takes on Sparta Thursday

Purple Pride Caravan takes on Sparta Thursday

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech’s Purple Pride Caravan is rolling into White County and making its sixth and final stop outside of Putnam County at Sparta’s Wal-Mart on Thursday afternoon.

Preseason is in full force on Tech’s campus for all fall sports, and the caravan tour will be spotlighting the women’s soccer home-season opener this Friday and the Gathering of Eagles this Saturday for the Tech football team.

Purple Pride caravans are a special opportunity for fans to meet Tech cheerleaders and Tech mascot Awesome Eagle. Each caravan is free and fans can enjoy hot dogs and Pepsi soft drinks, and sign up for a grand prize drawing.

The caravan will provide a tailgating atmosphere, which gives fans a chance to meet with Tech athletic administration and coaches. One of many prizes to register for is a trip for two with the Golden Eagle football team to their Sept. 15 game at the University of Oregon.  All prizes are sponsored by Magic 98.5, Pepsi, IGA, Wal-Mart and TTUsports.com.

As a special feature, Magic 98.5 (the home of the Golden Eagle football broadcasts) will be registering people at each of the stops for the grand prize.

No winners will be selected below the age of 18. Winners 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 the stop in Sparta, the Purple Pride Caravan will also visit Cookeville next Thursday, August 23 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.

The 2012 Purple Pride Caravan schedule and locations:
-Thursday July 12th - Jamestown Wal-Mart
-Thursday July 19th - Smithville Wal-Mart
-Thursday July 26th - Carthage Wal-Mart
-Thursday Aug. 2nd - Crossville Wal-Mart
-Tuesday Aug. 7th - Livingston Jerry’s IGA
-Thursday Aug. 9th - McMinnville Wal-Mart
-Thursday Aug. 16th - Sparta Wal-Mart
-Thursday Aug.23rd - Cookeville Wal-Mart
-Tuesday Aug. 28th - Algood Wal-Mart