Purple Pride covers the region with July, August Caravans

Purple Pride covers the region with July, August Caravans

Purple Pride Caravans will take over 10 summer nights;

One lucky fan will win trip for two to TTU-Northern Iowa game

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Purple Pride Caravans will be even bigger and better this summer, and each stop promises to excite and ignite every Tennessee Tech fan for the upcoming season.

July and August will see the return of the popular Purple Pride Caravans, with 10 stops throughout the region to raise anticipation for the upcoming sports year.  Every caravan is free and fans are encouraged to participate.

Several Tennessee Tech head coaches, cheerleaders, and Tech mascot Awesome Eagle will all be available to meet and hang out with, while fans can also enjoy hot dogs and soft drinks, completing the tailgate atmosphere.

Each event will last 98 minutes and will include registration for a grand prize drawing, where one lucky fan will win a trip for two with the Golden Eagles to their Sept. 27 game at the University of Northern Iowa.

Sponsored by 98.5 KISS FM, Pepsi and TTUsports.com, each Purple Pride Caravan event will begin at 5 p.m. and run until 6:38 p.m.

The Jamestown Walmart will feature the first stop of the Purple Pride Caravan on Thursday, July 10.  Seven of the remaining nine stops will also be at local Walmarts, with the other two stops planned at the IGA stores in Cookeville and Livingston.

The grand prize registration will be done by 98.5 KISS FM (the home of Golden Eagle football broadcasts) at each stop. The winner will receive a TTU/Northern Iowa 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.

After beginning in Jamestown, the Purple Pride Caravan will be stopping at Smithville, Cookeville, Carthage, Sparta, Livingston, McMinnville, Crossville and back to Cookeville before finishing at the Algood Walmart on Aug. 26, just two days before the Golden Eagle season opener in Tucker Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 28 against Kentucky Christian University.

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

The 2014 Purple Pride Caravan schedule and locations:
-Thursday July 10th - Jamestown Walmart
-Thursday July 17th - Smithville Walmart
-Tuesday July 22nd - Cookeville Hometown IGA
-Thursday July 24th - Carthage Walmart
-Thursday July 31 - Sparta Walmart
-Tuesday Aug. 5th - Livingston Jerry's IGA
-Thursday Aug. 7th - McMinnville Walmart
-Thursday Aug. 14th - Crossville Walmart
-Thursday Aug. 21st - Cookeville Walmart
-Tuesday Aug. 26th - Algood Walmart