CROSSVILLE, Tenn. - Crossville played host Thursday to the latest Purple Pride Caravan, and area fans enjoyed perfect conditions, fellowship and plenty of hot dogs and Pepsi while spending time with some Tennessee Tech coaches and student-athletes. The Golden Eagle volleyball team took a break from fall practice to spend the day in Cumberland County, along with their coach Dave Zelenock and baseball coach Matt Bragga.
Golden Eagle fans came from all over the community to enjoy the event and pick up some Tech memorabilia while jamming to tunes provided by 98.5 Kiss FM.
Four 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-Northern Iowa football game in the Golden Eagle Flyaway, sponsored by 98.5 Kiss FM.
After already making stops in Jamestown, Smithville, Cookeville, Carthage, Livingston, McMinnville, and now Crossville, the Purple Pride Caravan has only two more stops including another in Cookeville before wrapping up at the Algood Walmart on Tuesday, Aug. 26, just two days before the Golden Eagle season opener in Tucker Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 28.
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
-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
Some snapshots from the Crossville Purple Pride Caravan:
Pictured above from left to right: Baseball coach Matt Bragga, Jennifer Johnson,
Rae Rae from 98.5 Kiss FM, and Mike Hayes from Pepsi.
Pictured above from left to right: Pete Garcia of Walmart, winner Kimmy Hassler,
volleyball coach Dave Zelenock, Mike Hayes of Pepsi, Awesome Eagle, winner
Cassie Seffron, and Rae Rae of 98.5 Kiss FM.
Pictured above from left to right: Leveda Dexter, Rae Rae from 98.5 Kiss FM, Alex
McBroom, winner Elvis McBroom, Levi McBroom and Cory McDonald of Tech.
Pictured above from left to right: Rae Rae of 98.5 Kiss FM, Pete Garcia of Walmart,
Wren Michael, winner Tony Michael, Ashley Michael, Jonah Michael, Leveda
Birdwell of TTU and Ryan Hellemn of Pepsi.
Photos by Rob Schabert