Big Orange Caravan Coming To Chattanooga On May 16

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Chattanooga Region UT Knoxville Alumni Chapter and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Athletic Department announce a local stop on the 24th annual Coca-Cola Big Orange Caravan.

The caravan will make its stop in Chattanooga on May 16. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.; and program at 7 p.m.. The event will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter Street, Chattanooga, Tn. 37402. Head Coaches Butch Jones, Cuonzo Martin, and Holly Warlick are scheduled to speak as well as Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director Dave Hart. Speakers are subject to change.

Cost for this event is $25 for adults; $15 for children 10 and under. RSVP by May 9.

The Coca-Cola Big Orange Caravan is coordinated by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Athletic Department.

Visit http://volsconnect.com/caravan for more information or to register for the event.


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