Purple Pride Caravan to make it's final stop in Algood


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- With football season just days away, the Purple Pride Caravan will make it's final stop before parking for the year at the Algood Wal-Mart Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m.

The Purple Pride Caravan, a free event, will be held Tuesday from 5-6:38 p.m. at the Algood Wal-Mart.  TTU head coaches will be on hand for the event, which comes just two days before the football team opens its home schedule Thursday night against Hampton in Tucker Stadium. Caravans are sponsored by the station that bleeds purple and gold - Magic 98.5.

It’s the eighth Purple Pride Caravan event at communities around the region. 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. Visitors can grab a free hot dog and Pepsi, meet Golden Eagle head coaches and student-athletes, pick up schedule cards and posters, win free tickets to the first game and register to win other prizes.   

The grand prize drawing for a trip for two to travel with the Golden Eagle football team to their September 15 game at the University of Oregon will take place at the end of the caravan. 

Tech apparel will also be given away, including jerseys from various sports. All prizes are sponsored by Magic 98.5, Pepsi, Wal-Mart, IGA and TTUsports.com.

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 on the Magic985.com website.

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