Purple Pride Caravan moves south for McMinnville visit Thursday

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. – The Purple Pride Caravan made its way south to Wal-Mart in McMinnville for its second stop of the week Thursday afternoon. Groups of fans gathered to take part in free food, chances at prizes, and the opportunity to talk Tech football with Golden Eagle mascot, Awesome Eagle, and TTU Director of Athletics, Mark Wilson.

After many followers signed up for the free raffle put on by Magic 98.5 FM, three lucky winners were awarded with t-shirts and game jerseys. One other person qualified for a drawing to win a trip for two to the Tech-Oregon football game in the Golden Eagle Flyaway, sponsored by Magic 98.5.

The Purple Pride Caravan will 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 McMinnville Purple Pride Caravan:


  From Left: Zach Ledbetter of Magic 98.5, Kevin Thompson of Pepsi, T-shirt winner Sharla Hillis, Director of Athletics Mark Wilson

Back Row From Left: Director of Athletics Mark Wilson, Awesome Eagle, Tia Eller of Magic 98.5, Kevin Thompson of Pepsi
Front Row From Left: Alex Parker, Jersey winner Melanie Parker, Hailey Parker

From Left to Right: Lee Wray of Magic 98.5, Kevin Thompson of Pepsi, Gage Wanamaker, Head Softball Coach Tory Acheson, T-shirt winner Shelley Wanamaker, Linley Wanamaker, Director of Athletics Mark Wilson, Awesome Eagle
Holding T-shirt: Paisley Wanamaker



Photos by Mike Lehman