First stop of the week is in Livingston for Purple Pride Caravan

First stop of the week is in Livingston for Purple Pride Caravan

Jerry's IGA hosts latest Purple Pride Caravan

LIVINGSTON, Tenn. -- The first of two stops this week for the Purple Pride Caravan took place Tuesday afternoon at Jerry's IGA in Livingston, where a host of fans and followeres from Overton County took advantage of the chance to meet personnel from Tech Athletics and Magic 98.5, and register for prizes including a trip for two with the Golden Eagle football team to its game Sept. 15 at the University of Oregon.

Three lucky fans won drawings and received game jerseys, 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 Livingston, the Purple Pride Caravan will make a second stop this week with a Thursday visit to McMinnville. The Purple Pride Caravan will also visit Sparta and Cookeville before wrapping up at the Algood Wal-Mart on Aug. 28, just two days before the Golden Eagle football team's 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 Livingston Purple Pride Caravan:


Jimmie Bogard (with white shirt) won a Purple Pride shirt. He's shown with, from left, Erick Mick of Pepsi, TTU Director of Athletics Mark Wilson, and Zack Ledbetter of Magic 98.5.

From left, TTU Director of Athletics Mark Wilson, TTU jersey winner Karen Clough, Erick Mick of Pepsi and Rae Rae of Magic 98.5.

Tech football jersey winner Nate Walker (in front), along with, from left, TTU Director of Athletics Mark Wilson, Kevin Thompson of Pepsi, Rae Rae of Magic 98.5, Erick Mick of Pepsi and Jonathan Walker, Nate's dad.

Photos by Rob Schabert