Bradley Rotarians To Host UT’s Butch Jones On June 7

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Coach Butch Jones
Coach Butch Jones

The Bradley Sunrise Rotary Club is bringing University of Tennessee Head Football Coach Butch Jones to Cleveland on June 7.

Scheduled to arrive at 7 p.m. in the Jim Smiddy Arena at Bradley Central High School, Mr. Jones will address the local UT nation as he prepares for his first season with the Volunteers.

Tickets for the event are $25.00 and can be purchased from any Rotarian or through EventBrite which can be accessed on the club’s web site at www.bradleysunriserotary.com.

“We’re extremely excited to be the first organization in Cleveland to bring the new coach to town,” said BSR Club President Pat Fuller. “Our goal is to create an atmosphere for all ages of fans who want to come and express their support for Coach Jones and a new era of football at UT.”

Mr. Jones was named UT’s 23rd head football coach on Dec. 7, 2012, after spending two years with the University of Cincinnati. During this tenure with the Bearcats, Mr. Jones coached the school to a 10-3 record in 2011, ultimately earning Big East Championship of the Year and being named Big East Coach of the Year. Mr. Jones succeeds Derek Dooley at UT who was replaced after three seasons.

Ms. Fuller said she hopes Cleveland residents will demonstrate an outpouring of encouragement for the new coach while learning from Jones his plans for the future of UT’s football program.

“I’m looking forward to June 7 being a Big Orange Night for fans from around the area,” Ms. Fuller said. “I want everyone to come out, and encourage and support Coach Jones because UT is where he chose to begin his next coaching job.”

Proceeds from the event will be used to benefit local causes and organizations. BSR is a supporter of local and global causes including Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army and BSR Angel Flight. Globally, BSR recently sponsored the installation of a clean water system in El Negrito, Honduras and has been a supporter of the Mary Diana Samuel Orphanage for Girls in India.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, call Ms. Fuller at 423 244-1000. Tickets can be purchased at the Orange Blossom Boutique in the Stuart Park Plaza or at the main branch of Southern Heritage Bank on Keith Street.



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