Food Drive, Barbecue Saturday before UT-Georgia Game

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee Athletic Department’s annual Tim Kerin Memorial Food Drive and the Alpha Omicron Pi Barbecue are among the events on campus before the UT Volunteers host the University of Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday in Knoxville.

Kickoff for the game is 3:30 p.m. ET.

The Tim Kerin Memorial Food Drive benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and is named after Tim Kerin, UT Vols head trainer, who died in 1992. Volunteers will collect donations outside Neyland Stadium before the game.

Alpha Omicron Pi will serve barbecue at Circle Park, one block from the stadium, during the day Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation.

Standard security measures will be in place for Saturday’s game, said UT Senior Associate Vice Chancellor Jeff Maples.

“We’re asking the fans to arrive early and not to bring prohibited items inside Neyland Stadium,” he said.
Prohibited items include:

– alcoholic beverages, cans, bottles or coolers;
– radios without headphones;
– open umbrellas;
– video cameras;
– stadium seats with arms;
– large bags or parcels;
– backpacks;
– weapons of any kind.

Fans are allowed to bring the following items inside the stadium:

– cushions and stadium seats without arms;
– binoculars, small cameras, pagers, and cell phones;
– diaper bags that accompany infants.

“We’re also reminding fans to support their team but to act in a courteous and responsible manner,” Maples said. “Good sportsmanship is a Tennessee tradition.”

Fulmer Way from Middle Drive to Tee Martin Drive, Peyton Manning Pass, Middle and Lower drives and Estabrook Drive will be closed 30 minutes before kickoff.

CBS will televise the game Saturday. The traditional Vol Walk from Gibbs Hall to the stadium starts at 1:15 p.m., and the Pride of the Southland marching band will leave the Music Building at 1:50 p.m.

For more information on traveling to Knoxville, visit the UT Mens Athletics Web site at http://utsports.collegesports.com/travel/tenn-travel.html.

For a current schedule of ongoing construction in the Knoxville area, visit the Tennessee Department of Transportation Web site at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/smartfix/jwp/closures.asp.

Contact: Jeff Maples (865-974-3061)
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