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Kiss 98.5 FM fuels Tech fans at Smith County Purple Pride Caravan

CARTHAGE, Tenn. - Zack Ledbetter and Lee Wray of Kiss 98.5 FM were in full swing Thursday evening at Tennessee Tech's fourth Purple Pride Caravan of the year, engaging Golden Eagle fans and local residents of the Smith County area at the Carthage Walmart.

Well-known for their on-air talent, the two radio personalities kept the buzz of the 2013 Tech athletics seasons flowing in and around the Carthage Walmart, encouraging those in attendance to make Tech football a priority this coming fall.

Three 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-Wisconsin football game in the Golden Eagle Flyaway, sponsored by Kiss 98.5 FM.

After already making stops in Jamestown, Smithville, Cookeville, and now Carthage, the Purple Pride Caravan still has trips to Crossville, McMinnville, Livingston, Sparta, and another in Cookeville before wrapping up at the Algood Walmart on Aug. 27, just two days before the Golden Eagle season opener in Tucker Stadium on Aug. 29.

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

The 2013 Purple Pride Caravan schedule and locations:
-Tuesday, July 9th - Jamestown Walmart
-Thursday, July 18th - Smithville Walmart
-Tuesday, July 23rd - Cookeville Hometown IGA
-Thursday, July 25th - Carthage Walmart
-Thursday, Aug. 1st - Sparta Walmart
-Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Livingston Jerry's IGA
-Thursday, Aug. 8th - McMinnville Walmart
-Thursday, Aug. 15th - Crossville Walmart
-Thursday, Aug. 22nd - Cookeville Walmart
-Thursday, Aug.27th - Algood Walmart

Some snapshots from the Smith County Purple Pride Caravan:

Pictured above from left to right: Michelle Smith of Pepsi, t-shirt winner Hannah VanDyne,
t-shirt winner Rachel Timbs, Zack Ledbetter of Kiss 98.5 FM, and Tech track and field head
coach Tony Cox.

Pictured above from left to right: Eric Mick of Pepsi, Tech men's and women's head
golf coach Polk Brown, golf balls winner Brian Smith, golf balls winner Susan VanDyne,
hat winner Danny VanDyne, Zack Ledbetter of Kiss 98.5 FM, and Associate A.D. for
Development Kevin Bostian.

Pictured above back row from left to right: Eric Mick of Pepsi, Zack Ledbetter of Kiss 98.5 FM,
Awesome Eagle, and Associate A.D. for Development Kevin Bostian. Football jersey winner
Jeremy Walker in the front row.

Photos by Jocelyn VerVelde