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August 9, 2010

Purple Pride Caravan visits Gainesboro Tuesday afternoon

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Purple Pride Caravan is scheduled to visit Gainesboro on Tuesday, setting up its tailgate tents at the Sav-a-lot store from 4 until 6 p.m.

The Purple Pride Caravan is making stops across the region during July and August, giving football fans in those areas a chance to grab a hot dog and a drink, meet Golden Eagle head coaches, pick up schedule cards, posters and ticket information, win free tickets to the first game and register to win other prizes.

Two of Tech's head coaches will be present at the Gainesboro event. Softball head coach Tory Acheson and men's basketball head coach Mike Sutton will be the featured staff Tuesday. Sutton will bring along with some members of his team, as well.
   
Co-sponsored by Magic 98.5, Save-A-Lot food stores, Pepsi, First National Bank and the Tennessee Tech Athletics Department, the Purple Pride Caravan will hold a tailgate event in each town to promote the upcoming football season with free hot dogs and Pepsi in a tailgate atmosphere.
   
Following its stop in Gainesboro, the Purple Pride Caravan will also visit McMinnville and Sparta, before it wraps up with two dates in Cookeville. The first is Aug. 31, with the final Caravan on Sept. 14, two days before the opening game in Tucker Stadium.
   
The first 50 fans at each caravan stop will receive a free pair of tickets to the first game against Lane College. Fans can register to win an autographed TTU helmet signed by head football coach Watson Brown, to be given away at each stop along the route, along with prizes from Magic 98.5.

Fans visiting the Caravan will get the chance to meet the TTU mascot, Awesome Eagle, and members of the dance team and cheer squads for a true tailgate atmosphere.
      
For additional information on the caravan or to purchase season tickets for the upcoming football season, call (931) 372-3940.

2010 Purple Pride Caravan Schedule
Tuesday, July 13 – Celina (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, July 20 – Smithville (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, July 27 – Monterey (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, August 3 – Livingston (First National Bank)
Tuesday, Aug. 10 – Gainesboro (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, Aug. 17 – McMinnville (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, Aug. 24 – Sparta (First National Bank)
Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Cookeville (Sav-A-Lot)
Tuesday, Sept. 14 – Cookeville (First National Bank)