Tennessee Athletics, in partnership with the UT Knoxville Office of Alumni Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, announced details Friday regarding next month’s Big Orange Caravan event in Nashville.
The Nashville stop coincides with the 51st annual UT All-Sports Picnic at The Barn at Sycamore Farms (located east of Franklin) on Monday, July 10 from 6-8 p.m. CT). Unlike this summer’s previous stops, the Nashville event will feature a seated barbeque dinner, allowing for a max capacity of 400 attendees. Walk-ups will not be accepted.
Attendees must pre-register at BigOrangeCaravan.com, and that deadline is Friday, July 7. Admission is $20 for adults (age 12 and older) and $12 for children age 4-11. Children age 3 and younger receive free admission.
Five dollars from every registration will be earmarked as a tax-deductible donation to the Nashville Region UT Knoxville Alumni Chapter Endowment.
UTAD representatives confirmed to attend the Nashville Big Orange Caravan stop are Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie, “The Voice of the Vols” Bob Kesling, football coach Butch Jones and women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick. Additional coaches and VFLs may be added to that roster in the coming weeks; updates will be posted via @Vol_Sports on Twitter.
The Nashville event also will feature a silent auction connected to a mobile bidding site that enables fans to bid and pay via a smartphone. The auction begins July 7. Those who register for the auction in advance HERE will be able to preview available items and see new items added throughout the month. Bidders do not have to attend the event on July 10, and auction proceeds also will benefit the Nashville Region UT Knoxville Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment.
Presenting sponsors for the UT All-Sports Picnic are St. Thomas Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.