Chow Down with TN Chapters

2010 Welcome Back BBQ

The Davidson County and Knox County alumni chapters invite local alumni to reconnect and enjoy summer food.

Davidson County All-Sports Picnic

The forty-fifth annual Davidson County UT Alumni Chapter All-Sports Picnic is set for Thursday, July 21, at Allen Arena on the David Lipscomb University campus. Alumni will have the chance to meet head football coach Derek Dooley, “Voice of the Vols” Bob Kesling, and members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

“The All-Sports Picnic has become a Middle Tennessee tradition for fans of all Volunteer sports teams,” says Stephanie Simpson, picnic chair. “It’s a great chance to meet coaches and members of the athletics department and find Vols memorabilia.”

Tickets are $20 per person, which includes a barbecue dinner with all the fixings. Lettermen and children under the age of 6 may attend for free.

Proceeds will benefit the Davidson County UT Alumni Chapter Scholarship, which helps a student from the Davidson County area attend the UT campus of his or her choice. Since 1997, the chapter has raised more than $100,000 for the scholarship endowment.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. CST, and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Alumni can look forward to a silent auction and the opportunity to purchase UT memorabilia and sporting event tickets.

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Knox County Welcome Back Barbecue

The Knox County alumni chapter will host the Welcome Back Barbecue on Wednesday, August 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Alumni can help kick off the football season with Dooley, the 2011 football team will, and Kesling, who will emcee the event.

“This is going to be a great time for Vol fans and families to come out and meet the coaches of the University of Tennessee football team,” says Ray Tant, Knox County chapter president. “The Welcome Back Barbecue is always a great event and a chance for fans to show their support.”

Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children under 10, and free for children 3 and younger. Admission includes a barbecue dinner with all the fixings. The deadline for pre-registration is Friday, August 5. After August 5, admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Parking will be available in Lot G-10. Visit for a campus map.

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