When the dog days of summer roll around, the best cure for the doldrums is to celebrate the upcoming athletic seasons Vol-style at the 44th Annual Davidson County UT Alumni Chapter All-Sports Picnic and, in the process, help a deserving Nashville-area student reach his or her goal of attending UT. What could be better than that?
This year’s event will be held Thursday, July 22—rain or shine—at Allen Arena on the David Lipscomb University campus. Come hear about the Vols’ sports outlook from head football coach Derek Dooley, men’s and women’s basketball coaches, and the “Voice of the Vols,” Bob Kesling, and get some great food and excellent company in the bargain.
The doors will open at 5:30 pm CST and the program will begin at 7 pm. Among the planned festivities is a silent auction that will offer chances to buy great UT memorabilia, tickets for sporting events, and much more.
“The All-Sports Picnic has become a Middle Tennessee tradition for fans of all Volunteer sports teams. It is a great chance to meet coaches and members of the Athletics Department and find Vol memorabilia,” Mike Gregory, picnic chair, says.
“The picnic always seems to signal the kick-off of the fall season on Rocky Top. We’re very excited about welcoming coach Dooley to Nashville for his first picnic and look forward to hearing his thoughts on the 2010 football season. With the proceeds from the event going to the Davidson County Alumni Chapter Scholarship, it makes this event an all-around great night for the University of Tennessee.”
One of the Davidson County chapter’s proudest accomplishments is establishing the Davidson County Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment in 1997, to help a student from the Davidson County area attend the UT campus of their choice. Since 1997 Davidson County has helped 13 students attend a UT campus. As always, proceeds from the All-Sports Picnic will go to help support this scholarship endowment.
Until the pre-registration deadline of July 15, tickets are $10 per person. Barbeque with all the fixings is included. UT Lettermen and children under the age of 8 get in free. After July 15 and at the door, the price is $20 per person.
Register online at www.2010allsportspicnic.eventbrite.com, and for more information visit utnashville.org.