Former Vol Inky Johnson to highlight Young Alumni Weekend

Inky JohnsonThe 2011 Fall Young Alumni Weekend is set for Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15, in conjunction with the Vols’ home football game against SEC rival LSU.

On Friday evening, young alumni are invited to attend a special event and dinner at the Hopecote Cottage on campus. Former Vol football standout Inky Johnson will be the special guest speaker. Johnson is the author of his autobiographical new book, Inky: An Amazing Story of Faith and Perseverance, and will share his story of overcoming hardship growing up in Atlanta and overcoming the adversity of suffering a life-threatening injury on the football field in 2006.

On Saturday, the fourth-annual Young Alumni pre-game tailgate party will take place at the Tyson Alumni House. The party starts three hours before kickoff.

Young alumni who register for one or both of these events will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Vols/Tigers football game in a special Young Alumni section at Neyland Stadium.

Registration information and full details on pricing, location, and more will arrive in e-mail inboxes soon.

For a list of other upcoming Young Alumni events around the region, visit the Young Alumni site.

Also, we’re always looking for feedback and new ideas. We encourage you to e-mail, and let us know what Young Alumni events you’d like to see planned in Knoxville and around the country.

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