Fans provide strong turnout at the Purple Pride Caravan in Smithville


SMITHVILLE, Tenn. – Residents and fans from Smithville and Dekalb County showed strong support for Tennessee Tech Athletics Thursday evening at the second Purple Pride Caravan of the year, held at the Smithville Walmart.

Three lucky fans won drawings and received Tennessee Tech memorabilia, and one person qualified for the drawing to win a trip for two to the Tech-Wisconsin football game in the Golden Eagle Flyaway, sponsored by Kiss 98.5 FM.

Following its stop in Smithville, the Purple Pride Caravan will also visit Carthage, Crossville, McMinnville, Livingston, Sparta and Cookeville before wrapping up at the Algood Walmart on Aug. 27, just two days before the Golden Eagle season opener in Tucker Stadium on Aug. 29.

For additional information on the caravan or to purchase season tickets for the upcoming football season, call (931) 372-3940.

The 2013 Purple Pride Caravan schedule and locations:
-Tuesday, July 9th - Jamestown Walmart
-Thursday, July 18th - Smithville Walmart

-Tuesday, July 23rd - Cookeville Hometown IGA
-Thursday, July 25th - Carthage Walmart
-Thursday, Aug. 1st - Sparta Walmart
-Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Livingston Jerry's IGA
-Thursday, Aug. 8th - McMinnville Walmart
-Thursday, Aug. 15th - Crossville Walmart
-Thursday, Aug. 22nd - Cookeville Walmart
-Thursday, Aug.27th - Algood Walmart

Some snapshots from the Smithville Purple Pride Caravan:

Pictured: Cross Country Coach Tony Cox, Women's Basketball Assistant Bart Walker, hat winner Donna Turner, Sidney Turner, Women's Basketball Head Coach Jim Davis, and Eric Mick of Pepsi.

Pictured above: Track Coach Tony Cox, Women's Basketball Assistant Bart Walker, Sidney Turner, hat winner Donna Turner, Eric Mick of Pepsi, and Women's Basketball Head Coach Jim Davis.
Pictured above: Eric Mick of Pepsi, track jersey winner Norris Harrison, Vicky Hawker, Track and Field Coach Tony Cox.
Pictured above: Women's Basketball Assistant Bart Walker, football jersey winner Makyra Farris, Jessica Guess, Women's Basketball Head Coach Jim Davis.