Tailgate Tour resumes Saturday

Vol football fans are invited to the Tennessee National Alumni Association's BIG ORANGE TAILGATE TOUR when it makes it second stop in Athens, Ga. this Saturday.

The Athens stop will be held from Noon - 2:30 p.m. (ET) at the Classic Center (300 North Thomas Street). Kickoff for the UT-Georgia game follows at 3:30 at Sanford Stadium, approximately one-half mile from the Classic Center.

Participants will enjoy tailgate-style food catered by The Varsity. There will be plenty of Rocky Top and fun for the entire family. Included will be the ROCKY TOP SING-OFF CONTEST, with prizes given to the best rendition of Rocky Top at each tour stop. A grand prize will be awarded at season's end.

In addition to food, fun and song, participants will hear the UT Pride of the Southland Band, cheerleaders and a special appearance by Smokey. Children, and adults will enjoy the face painting and the disc jockey's surprises. For those who want to watch other football games, a 10.5' x 14' screen will be available for viewing games and UT videos.

The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children (3-12).

This is the second stop of the Big Orange Tailgate Tour. Nearly 1,500 people attended the first stop in Nashville on August 31st (to view photos from the event visit www.utalumni.utk.edu). Other stops scheduled are in Columbia, South Carolina (vs. South Carolina, November 2), Starkville, Mississippi (vs. Mississippi State, November 16), and Nashville (vs. Vanderbilt, November 23). Future stops will be added for post-season games.

To pre-register or for more information, please go to www.utalumni.utk.edu (click on Tailgate Tour logo) or call the National Alumni Association office at 865-974-3011 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET).

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