Purple Pride Caravan heads east to visit Crossville Thursday

Purple Pride Caravan heads east to visit Crossville Thursday

Crossville, Tenn. -- On the eve of a very busy weekend in the area, Tennessee Tech Athletics visited the Crossville Wal-Mart to mingle with members of the community. Awesome Eagle, members of the Tech cheer and dance teams, Tech athletics staff members and representatives from Cookeville Communications and Pepsi, were on hand to give away prizes, food and Pepsi products.

Three lucky fans won drawings for prizes and one person qualified for the drawing to win a trip for two to the Tech-Oregon football game in the Golden Eagle Flyaway, sponsored by Magic 98.5 FM.

Following its stop in Crossville, the Purple Pride Caravan will also visit 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.

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

Some snapshots from the Crossville Purple Pride Caravan:



Erik Mick of Pepsi, Freaky Dave of Magic 98.5, Men's basketball player Jud Dillard, Director of
Athletics Mark Wilson, and Men's basketball assistant coach Russ Willemsen with basketball jersey
winner Mia Flores.


From Left: Erik Mick of Pepsi, Magic 98.5's Tia Eller, football jersey winner Danny Hassler,
and Director of Athletics Mark Wilson


A fan wins a prize from Pepsi for throwing a football through the Tech board

Freaky Dave of Magic 98.5, Awesome Eagle, T-shirt winner Cristan Mullins, Cross Country and Track
coach Tony Cox, and Erik Mick of Pepsi


Photos by Mike Lehman