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August 31, 2009

Purple Pride Caravan heads to Smithville Tuesday evening

Purple Pride Caravan hitting the road throughout region

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Purple Pride Caravan hits the road for the final time this week, heading to Smithville Tuesday evening before wrapping up the preseason next week in Cookeville. The caravan has been on the road throughout the region for more than a momth, taking Tennessee Tech football to fans in nine different communities from Lebanon to Livingston, from McMinnville to Monterey.

The Caravan will be in Smithville on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Save-A-Lot store from 5 until 6:30 p.m. The caravan is giving football fans a chance to join Tech personnel in preparing for the upcoming season, pick up free schedule cards and posters, free tickets to the first home game and register to win prizes.

Co-sponsored by Magic 98.5, Save-A-Lot food stores, Pepsi and the Tennessee Tech Athletics Department, the Purple Pride Caravan has been visiting with free hot dogs and Pepsi products in a tailgate atmosphere.

The Purple Pride Caravan wraps up on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Save-A-Lot store in Cookeville, two days before the season opener in Tucker Stadium against Pikeville College.

The first 50 fans at each caravan stop will receive a free pair of tickets to the game against Pikeville. Fans can pick up the new TTU football posters, schedule cards and register to win an autographed TTU helmet signed by head coach Watson Brown to be given away at each stop along the route along with prizes from Magic 98.5.

Awesome Eagle and members of the TTU cheer squad will be featured in Smithville, providing a true tailgate atmosphere.

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

REMAINING PURPLE PRIDE CARAVAN STOPS IN 2009:
Tuesday, Sept. 1 – Smithville
Tuesday, Sept. 8 -- Cookeville