Tech Athletics to help out at Friday’s Cooking on the Square

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Members of several different sports teams from Tennessee Tech will be on hand to participate in the annual Cooking on the Square fundraising event.

“This will be the first year we have a booth,” compliance coordinator Mandy Thatcher said. “We’re very excited about the amount of student support we have gotten for the event.”
Both the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the women’s basketball team will run  booths for the two-hour event.
Both booths will be open on the courthouse square from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Other individual businesses will also be on hand and bowls will be donated by local artists. Bowls cost $20 each and all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.
The SAAC booth will be set up by members of the men’s golf team, while members of the women’s golf team will be on hand to serve. Three dishes will be available including Thatcher’s gumbo and a vegetarian black bean soup. Volleyball head coach John Blair will also provide his own gumbo concoction.
“I’ll be preparing a chicken and sausage gumbo, which is one of my favorites,” Blair said. “It is for a great cause and I have been a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity. The work they do is exemplary and it was an easy decision to take part in this event.”
The women’s basketball coaching staff and sophomore guard Katherine Barker will also be on hand as they will man ‘The Big Easy Eagles’ booth. They will serve Cider from the Sideline.
“We always look for ways to give back to the community,” head coach Sytia Messer said. “This is a great cause to be a part of and we really hope this helps people live a lot more comfortably for the holiday season.”