Support for Tech athletics heats up at Livingston Purple Pride Caravan

LIVINGSTON, Tenn. - Tennessee Tech's Purple Pride Caravans have been heating up as of late and Tuesday's edition at Jerry's IGA in Livingston was no exception. How hot was it? Just ask Golden Eagle mascot Awesome Eagle (pictured right).

A huge turnout of Golden Eagle fans helped contribute to a fantastic social event as free food, Pepsi products, and prizes were enjoyed by all. The large quantity of people also put Awesome Eagle to work as he had plenty of fans begging for attention from the lovable Tech mascot.

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.

After already making stops in Jamestown, Smithville, Cookeville, Carthage, and now Livingston, the Purple Pride Caravan still has trips to Crossville, McMinnville, and another in 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 Livingston Purple Pride Caravan:

Pictured above from left to right: Matt Summers of Pepsi, women's basketball head
coach Jim Davis, baseball head coach Matt Bragga, t-shirt winner Hailey Wilson,
Zack Ledbetter of Kiss 98.5 FM, and Director of Athletics Mark Wilson.

Pictured above from left to right: women's basketball head coach Jim Davis, Director
of Athletics Mark Wilson, football jersey winner Julie Melton, Zack Ledbetter of Kiss
98.5 FM, Awesome Eagle, Eric Mick of Pepsi, and baseball head coach Matt Bragga.

Pictured above from left to right: Matt Summers of Pepsi, Director of Corporate
Sales and Marketing Leveda Birdwell, softball jersey winner Kelli Luttman, Zack
Ledbetter of Kiss 98.5 FM, and Associate A.D. for Development Kevin Bostian.

Photos by Jocelyn VerVelde