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ORANGE JU CE Tennessee Fund

Vol 14 • Issue 8

March 2010

Annual Fund Drive Awards Luncheon The annual Fund Drive Awards luncheon will be held before the Orange and White Game on April 17th from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Prior to the Awards ceremony, you will have the opportunity to attend Fan Day on Haslam Field from 10:30– 11:30 a.m. We invite everyone to attend and bring guests as this is our time to recognize all those who have worked so hard during the 2009-2010 Fund Drive year. This year’s event will be held in the Chris Lofton Recruiting Lounge in Pratt Pavilion and lunch will be provided. Following the Awards luncheon, the Orange and White game is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. To RSPV to the Fund Drive Awards ceremony, please contact Kerry Bierl at (865) 974-1218 or kbierl@utk.edu by Wednesday, April 14th.

Big Orange Caravan Spring Tour

Tennessee Tennis Reception

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

As the Vols and Lady Vols continue to achieve great success on the court, exciting changes are on the horizon for the University of Tennessee tennis program, including renovations to the tennis facility scheduled to break ground later this year. The UT Athletic Department and the Campaign for Tennessee Tennis Committee want to extent an initiation to members of the Tennessee tennis community to come out and learn more about these planned improvements, tour the current facility, and support the nationally ranked Vols and Lady Vols as they face off against conference rivals. Please join us at the following receptions at the Varsity Tennis Courts: Friday, April 9, 2010 3:00-4:00 p.m. #12 Lady Vols vs. #5 Florida Gators Tennis Match to follow at 4:00 p.m.

May 3 May 10 Breakfast in Crossville Dinner in Dallas, TX Lunch in Clarksville May 17 Dinner in Columbia, TN Dinner in West Palm May 4 Beach, FL Breakfast at Pickwick May 18 Dam (Hardin County) Dinner in Columbia, SC Lunch in Jackson Dinner in Memphis, TN May 20 Breakfast in Maryville May 5 Lunch in Sevierville Lunch in Birmingham, Dinner in Johnson City, AL TN Dinner in Atlanta, GA *Times and Locations May 6 TBA Lunch in Cleveland Dinner in Chattanooga, TN

Saturday, April 17, 2010 1:00—2:00 p.m. #2 Vols vs. #9 Georgia Bulldogs Tennis Match to follow at 2:00 p.m.


The Orange Juice

March 2010 Neyland Stadium Renovation Update

Progress continues to be made on the renovations to Neyland Stadium since the end of the 2009 football season. During this off-season, crews have started creating a new Gate 21 entry plaza, adding two elevators to the northwest side of the stadium, adding brick and wrought iron façade work along the north and west sides of the stadium, as well as constructing the Tennessee Terrace. Crews are also preparing a site for a new statue of Gen. Robert Neyland, which will be on the street level of the west side of Neyland Stadium this November. Construction on Neyland Stadium has been underway for a few years now. The Master Plan was created in a phased approach, and each phase must be entirely funded by private Renovations to Gate 21 Entrance leadership donations and annual revenue generated by Tennessee Fund priority seats as well as East and West Club and Tennessee Terrace seat contributions. No university funds or taxpayer subsidies are planned to be used in financing the projected over $200 million in total renovations.

Tennessee Terrace Brick Façade on West side of Stadium

Fund Drive Workers Key to Tennessee’s Success

Tennessee Basketball: Sweet 16 Bound

The worker and team standings are usually posted on the back of the Orange Juice in this space but the final results will not be revealed until the awards luncheon. You have all contributed on some level to make the Tennessee Fund successful and we can’t wait to celebrate another great year on April 17th. We look forward to seeing all of you there! Remember, in order to RSVP call or email by Wednesday, April 14th to Kerry Bierl 865-974-9525 or kbierl@utk.edu.

The Men’s and Women’s basketball teams both won their first and second round games in the NCAA tournament. The Vols won against San Diego State and Ohio to advance to the Sweet 16 and are looking to paint St. Louis orange when they take on Ohio St. on Friday, March 26th. The Lady Vols hosted the 2010 NCAA first and second round games in Knoxville and won against Austin Peay and Dayton on their road to the Sweet 16. The Lady Vols will head to Memphis and will take on Baylor on Saturday, March 27th.

UT Vols & Lady Vols to Host SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium will take on a fresh appearance as UT hosts the SEC Outdoor Championships May 13–May 16. The stadium was scheduled for upgrades in 2009-10, as plans called for resurfacing the track, completing the entry plaza, upgrading the pavilion, enhancing the seating areas with brick work and adding a few other cosmetic touches.


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