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Purple Pride Caravan stops in Cookeville and Carthage this week


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech’s Purple Pride Caravan makes two stops this week, passing through Cookeville on Tuesday and Carthage on Thursday, both at 5 p.m.

Tuesday’s stop will be in Cookeville, hosted by Hometown IGA. The Purple Pride Caravan will then continue on to Smith County on Thursday, stoppingat the Carthage Walmart.

Fans who visit the Purple Pride Caravans will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Tennessee Tech head coaches, enjoy hot dogs and Pepsi soft drinks, and sign up for a grand prize drawing.

Each event features a tailgating atmosphere with coaches, cheerleaders and Tech mascot Awesome Eagle, and one lucky fan who registers during the Caravans will win a trip for two with the Golden Eagles to their Sept. 7 game at the University of Wisconsin.

Sponsored by 98.5 Kiss FM, Pepsi, Hometown IGA, Walmart and TTUsports.com, each Purple Pride Caravan event will last 98 minutes, beginning at 5 p.m. and running until 6:38 p.m.

As a special feature, 98.5 Kiss FM (the home of Golden Eagle football broadcasts) will be registering people at each of the stops. One grand prize winner will receive a TTU/Wisconsin Flyaway Trip for two, including air travel, hotel accommodations, tickets to the game and meals.

No winners will be selected below the age of 18. Winner may not be a high school student-athlete or immediate family member of an athlete without jeopardizing collegiate eligibility at an NCAA institution. Complete rules for the contest can be found at the link below and also are posted on the KissFM985.com website.

Following its stops in Cookeville and Carthage, the Purple Pride Caravan will visit Sparta, Livingston, McMinnville, Crossville and another visit to 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. 6th - Livingston Jerry's IGA
-Thursday Aug. 8th - McMinnville Walmart
-Thursday Aug. 15th - Crossville Walmart
-Thursday Aug.22nd - Cookeville Walmart
-Tuesday Aug. 27th - Algood Walmart