Buccaneer Caravan set to launch tonight in Johnson City

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

                JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 29, 2006) - To bolster pride and enthusiasm for the Buccaneers, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will be taking to the road over the next month as part of the first-ever Buccaneer Caravan.

 

            With events scheduled at various sites around the Mountain Empire, ETSU coaches, student-athletes and administrators will be joined by current Pirate Club members to build excitement heading into the 2006-07 competitive season. According to Director of Business and Ticket Operations Adam Walton, the goal of the Buccaneer Caravan will be to promote ticket sales, Pirate Club membership, and generally get people talking about the Buccaneers.

 

            "We understand the importance of going out to the community to personally promote our program," Walton said. "This caravan is just the first step in our efforts to increase community support and involvement in ETSU athletics."

           

            The Buccaneer Caravan gets underway tonight with a stop in the Roundtree/Briarwood neighborhood of Johnson City. Each event will feature food and beverages, as well as opportunities for fans to talk with ETSU coaches and players, ask for autographs, purchase tickets or merchandise, and generally learn more about the Bucs.

 

            For more information on the Buccaneer Caravan, contact Walton at 423-439-8213 or e-mail him at waltonj@etsu.edu.

 

 

2006 Buccaneer Caravan Dates

 

August 29th:

            Host:  Dr. Bill and Marcy Walker's House

            Location:  Dr. Bill and Marcy Walker's House (Roundtree/Briarwood)

            Time:  6:00 pm

 

September 1st:

            Host:  Ken Bates, Jim Wells, and Bill Hamilton

            Location:  Meade Auditorium (Kingsport)

            Time:  6:00 pm

 

September 7th:

            Host:  Adam Walton

            Location:  Carter at Main (Elizabethton)

            Time:  6:00 pm

 

September 12th:

            Host:  Kathy Linebarger/Jim Gibson

            Location:  Linebarger house (The Ridges)

            Time:  6:00 pm

September 18th:

            Host:  A.D. Jones/Scott Place

            Location:  Tri-Cities Golf Course (Bristol)

            Time: TBA

 

September 19th:

            Host:  Susie and Jack Williams

            Location:  Susie and Jack Williams' House (The Gump Adition)

            Time:  6:00 pm

 

September 21st:

            Host:  Clem Wilkes

            Location:  Clem Wilkes' House (Carroll Creek Subdivisions)

            Time:  6:00 pm

 

September 25th:

            Host:  Neil Poland

            Location:  Neil Poland's House (Highland Gate/Hayes Farm Estates)

            Time:  6:00 pm

 

September 26th:

            Host:  Dr. Linda Garceau

            Location:  Strawberry Fields Clubhouse (Strawberry Fields, Mitzbah Hills,

            Alexander Grove)

            Time:  6:00 pm

 

September 28th:

            Host:  Greeneville Rep

            Location:  General Morgan Inn (Greeneville)

            Time:  6:00 pm

 

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