Hoop Troop: Fan club for young Tech Basketball fans


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Annual membership is just $25 and includes many benefits


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Young basketball fans are invited to join the Hoop Troop, the official kids club to follow Tennessee Tech Basketball. Now in its fourth year, the Hoop Troop is a youth group for young fans ages 3 through 18, to cheer for the Golden Eagle men’s and women’s teams as they bid for Ohio Valley Conference championships this winter in Eblen Center.

“We have a lot of young fans who come to our basketball games, and the Hoop Troop has become a very popular way to follow the Golden Eagle teams. The Hoop Troop helps to make supporting our teams something special for these young fans, and it's really a great deal,” said Mark Wilson, TTU Director of Athletics.

“The goal of the Hoop Troop is to help the next generation of Golden Eagle fans to connect with and learn more about some of their favorite players and teams, while also taking in the values and traditions that Tennessee Tech tries to reflect in all we do,” Wilson said.

The Hoop Troop is an interactive fan club designed exclusively for young Tennessee Tech basketball fans. Members of the Hoop Troop receive an official membership card and lanyard and are admitted into every regular season home game during the year. In addition, members receive several unique rewards such as a specially designed Hoop Troop T-shirt and player trading cards.

Hoop Troop members who wear their shirt to Eblen Center will receive promotional items at selected games. They will have the chance to participate in in-game activities, and to be selected as the Hoop Troop “Tip-Off Kid” to present the game ball to the officials. Members will have the opportunity to meet the coaches and players, and receive a free Golden Eagle basketball poster.

Each member who signs up before Nov. 21 will receive a free ticket to the Tennessee Tech football game against Austin Peay on Saturday, Nov. 23.

The cost of a one-year membership is $25. Membership may be purchased at the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center or by calling (931) 372-3940.

For just $25, Hoop Troop membership includes:

  • Official membership card and lanyard
  • Free Admission to all 28 regular season home games
  • Official Hoop Troop T-Shirt
  • Chance to participate in special in-game activities
  • Opportunity to be selected as an Official Tip-Off Kid at selected basketball games
  • Free admission to the Tennessee Tech vs. Austin Peay Football Game on Saturday, November 23
  • Opportunity to meet Golden Eagle coaches and players
  • Free Golden Eagle basketball poster
  • And more!