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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND THE VOL NETWORK ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND THE VOL NETWORK ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
Mentors and mentees to sell souvenir programs at University of Tennessee home football games

KNOXVILLE, TN (October 18, 2018) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee and the Vol Network today announced that mentors (Bigs) and mentees (Littles) will sell souvenir programs at remaining University of Tennessee home football games. A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit BBBS-ETN.

The partnership begins this Saturday, Oct. 20, before the University of Tennessee’s game vs. the University of Alabama. Program sales will continue for all remaining home games, including Nov. 3 (UT vs. Charlotte), Nov. 10 (vs. Kentucky) and Nov. 17 (vs. Missouri).

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the exclusive producer and marketer of University of Tennessee sports programming,” said BBBS-ETN CEO Brent Waugh. “Not only will this partnership with the Vol Network be an opportunity for our mentors and mentees to volunteer and give back to the community—it’s the perfect chance to tell Volunteers fans across the state about the urgent need for mentors.”

“The Vol Network is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee on this exciting new venture,” said Vol Network General Manager Steve Early. “We are looking forward to working with Brent Waugh and his team to further increase the visibility of our souvenir program on game days, while also highlighting the outstanding service that BBBS-ETN provides in defending potential in our youth.”

What:                    Bigs and Littles selling programs, pre-game

When:                   Saturday, Oct. 20—three and a half hours prior to kickoff; continuing before all remaining home games

Where:                 Initial meeting at Gate 10 at Neyland Stadium; program sales continue around Neyland

Visuals:                Mentors and mentees selling programs together; Matches enjoying Vol Village and attending the football game—the first game for many of the children

On-site contact will be Brent Waugh, BBBS-ETN CEO—865.804.1288.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee defends potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Children enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 47-year history in the Knoxville area. Learn more at tennesseebig.org.

About the Vol Network
For more than 60 years, the Vol Network has served as the main communications link between the University of Tennessee and its fans. As the broadcast rights holder to University of Tennessee athletics, IMG College/Vol Network manages UT radio and television programming, game day publications, on-line services, venue signage and various other marketing and promotional activities related to Big Orange athletics.

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