2016-17 Tennessee Tech Student-Athletes in the Community

Tennessee Tech University and its student-athletes are dedicated to giving back to the community whenever they can. Below are just some of the many examples of just how the Golden Eagle family took time to get involved and provide service to those in Cookeville, Putnam County, the Upper Cumberland and beyond. Thank you to everyone who helps make these projects and activities possible. We couldn't give back without your help and support. 

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Tuesday, Sept. 13
Thursday, Sept. 15
Friday, Sept. 16 
Parkview & Jere Whitson Baseball Fields Baseball Members of the Tennessee Tech baseball team traded in their gloves, bats and cleats for a clipboard and hand signals for a week, serving in roles as honorary coaches for several Little League teams throughout the community. Donned in practice jerseys and TTU baseball hats, several of the Golden Eagles took time giving pregame speeches, working with the kids in batting practice and fielding drills, and serving as first base and third base coaches during games.
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August through October Tennessee Tech University campus Softball After flooding in Louisiana made parts of the state a disaster area, Tech softball's Gabby Perez, a Louisiana native, organized a relief drive. Putting drop boxes around the Tennessee Tech campus, the campus community provided necessary goods for those affected by the storms.


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Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 2 Cookeville Blood Assurance Baseball Competing in a three-game series midway through the fall practice session, the Golden Eagle baseball team decided to make the impact of winning and losing mean something for the entire community. The losing side agreed to donate blood at the local Blood Assurance. Each player on the losing team, as well as several coaches and members of the winning team took turns over a week making blood donations to help those in need all over community, state and country.