September 18, 2013

Tech to host Faith, Family and Youth Night at Sept. 28 game vs. Indiana State


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech Athletics invites fans and families to help celebrate a new, special event on Saturday, Sept. 28, when the Golden Eagle football team hosts Indiana State in Tucker Stadium. It will be Faith, Family & Youth Night, featuring a post-game concert by Nashville band, Judah and the Lion.

It's Family Weekend on campus, with special events and deals available for families of Tech students (see entire schedule below).

For the first Faith Night, Judah and the Lion is scheduled to perform a post-game concert following the fireworks which light the sky above Tucker Stadium at the end of every night game. Every area church and religious organization has been invited to the game, with special ticket price offers available for group purchases.

For the "Youth" portion of the evening, it will be Take a Kid To The Game Night, with a free youth ticket for each adult ticket purchased.

For additional information on Faith, Family & Youth Night, please call (931) 372-3940. You can call the same number to order tickets to the game or if you have any ticket-related questions.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m., with activities in the 98.5 Kiss FM Tailgate Park set to get underway at 4 p.m. The Golden Eagle Walk will come through the Tailgate Park at 4:45 p.m.

The complete Family Weekend schedule of events is posted below, and more information can be found at this link: http://www.tntech.edu/parents/familyweekend/

Friday, September 27

12:00pm - 3:00pm: TTUPA Board of Trustees Meeting (Closed to Trustees)

Derryberry Hall - Dean's Conference Room, 2nd Floor

4:30pm - 6:00pm: Welcome and Check-In

Roaden University Center - 1st Floor Lobby
Parents and families may stop by to receive the official Family Weekend
program with event details.
*TTUPA members can pick up their two tickets to football game at this time.

4:30pm - 8:30pm: Silent Auction

Roaden University Center - Tech Pride Room, 1st Floor
All parents and families may visit the Tech Pride Room to place bids on items donated
by local businesses. All proceeds go to the TTUPA annual scholarship fund.

6:00pm - 7:30pm: TTUPA Scholarship Dinner

Roaden University Center - Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor
Special Guest: Dr. Robert Hodum
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success
(limited seating and invitation only to TTUPA members)
*TTUPA Registration & RSVP is required to attend this event.

7:00pm: Golden Eagle Women's Volleyball vs. Murray State

Hooper Elben Center
Watch the Golden Eagles as they take on the Racers in this OVC matchup.

7:30pm - 8:00pm: Tennessee Tech University Parent Association General Chapter Meeting

Roaden University Center - Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor
*Open to all TTUPA members.

8:30pm - 10:30pm: TTU Family Weekend Movie Weekend Presents

Monsters University
Derryberry Hall Auditorium, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library


Saturday, September 28

8:00am - 10:00am: Welcome and Check-In

Roaden University Center - 1st Floor Lobby
Parents and families may stop by to receive the official Family Weekend
program with event details.
*TTUPA members can pick up their two tickets to football game at this time.

8:00am - 4:00pm: Silent Auction

Roaden University Center - Tech Pride Room, 1st Floor
All parents and families may visit the Tech Pride Room to place bids on items donated
by local businesses. All proceeds go to the TTUPA annual scholarship fund.

8:00am - 12:00pm: Starbucks

Roaden University Center - Ground Floor
The University’s Starbucks location will be open to grab a drink before today’s activities.

9:00am - 4:00pm: Family Weekend Scavenger Hunt

Across Cookeville and Campus
Check your Family Weekend itinerary for details.

9:30am - 7:30pm: University Bookstore

Roaden University Center - Ground Floor
A 10% discount to all families with the Family Weekend Program.
*Must have the official Family Weekend program to receive the discount.

10:00am - 4:00pm: Naomi Adams Quilts

Roaden University Center, 1st Floor, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery
For more information about this free exhibit visit tntech.edu/centerstage/.
Sponsored by Center Stage

10:00am - 12:00pm: Live Reptile Exhibit

Pennebaker Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 318
Sponsored by the Biology Department

11:00am - 12:00pm: Magic & Ice Cream Show

Foster Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 233
Sponsored by the Chemistry Department

Noon: Lunch Around Town

Cookeville, TN
Have your student take you to one of their favorite local eateries.

1:30pm: Student Organization Showcase

Various Locations Around Campus
Is your student a member of an organization? If so, meet up with parents of students
from the same organization.

2:00pm: Golden Eagle Women's Volleyball vs. Austin Peay University

Hooper Elben Center
Watch the Golden Eagles as they take on the Governors in this OVC matchup.

2:00pm - 4:00pm: TTU Family Weekend Movie Weekend Presents

Monsters University
Derryberry Hall Auditorium, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library

4:00pm - 7:00pm: Family Weekend Photo Booth

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot) next to the TTUPA tent
All Family Weekend guests and students are encouraged to stop by and grab a quick
photo together. You can make it silly with props or frame it on your mantel.

4:00pm: Silent Auction Ends/Winners Claim & Pick-Up Items

Roaden University Center - Tech Pride Room, 1st Floor
Stop by to see if you won and winners may pick-up auction items on their way to
Tailgate Park.

4:00pm - 6:00pm: Scavenger Hunt Ends - Turn in items

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot) - TTUPA Tent
Scavenger Hunt winners will be announced at half-time during the game.

4:45pm: Golden Eagle Walk

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot)
TTU students and fans will align the path and cheer as the Golden Eagles make their
way to Tucker Stadium before tonight's game.

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Family Weekend Tailgate Food

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot) - Golden Eagles Athletics Tent
Stop over for some free food before the game!
*While supplies last.

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Root Beer Floats

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot) - next to the TTUPA tent
Grab a free Root Beer Float while you attend the tailgate festivities!
Sponsored by Residence Hall Association (RHA)

6:30pm - 7:00pm: TTUPA Football Tickets

Tailgate Park (West Stadium Parking Lot) - TTUPA Tent
Last chance for TTUPA members to pick-up their tickets for the game.

7:00pm: Golden Eagle Football vs. Indiana State

Tucker Stadium
Come cheer on the Golden Eagles as they take on the Sycamores.
If you need to purchase tickets to the game, visit http://www.ttusports.com.

~10:00pm: Family Weekend Concert & Fireworks

Artist Judah and the Lion will perform.
Tucker Stadium
Stay after the game for a concert and fireworks sponsored by TTU Athletics.