Red Cross taking donations at Sunday's Men's Basketball Game

The American Red Cross is asking fans attending the UT/South Carolina men’s basketball game this Sunday, March 9 to make donations to support Red Cross First Aid Station Teams (FAST) and other Red Cross services.

The FAST Team is made up of volunteers from the community and provides first aid to patrons until more advanced help arrives. First Aid Station Teams are present at all UT football games in Neyland Stadium and have been a part of UT football since at least the 1960’s.

In addition, the Red Cross will be providing FAST services at Neyland for the AAFL season this spring. American Red Cross Volunteers will be accepting donations outside each of the main gates at Thompson Boling Arena both before and after the game.

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Join Tennessee Vols head coach Bruce Pearl and UT men's athletics director Mike Hamilton, Thursday night, March 13, in Atlanta, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (265 Peachtree Center), in A601 Room (Atrium Level) for a Vols reception to tip-off the 2008 SEC Tournament.

The registration begins at 5:30 p.m. (ET) and the event will conclude in time for basketball fans to attend the second session of opening round games of the SEC Tournament. The event will be the first of many alumni events associated with the 2008 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament in Atlanta. Cost is $25. Included will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

Pre-reservations are STRONGLY recommended and can be done on-line at www.utalumni.tennessee.edu/bottmen.html. There will be LIMITED walkups available.

The fun continues throughout the weekend as the Vols advance at the SEC Tournament. If the Vols reach the SEC semifinals and finals, the UT Alumni Association and the UT Men's Athletics Department will host the Big Orange Tailgate Tour (10 a.m. – Noon ET) at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center (South Tower) in the Exhibit Hall. The location is only a block from the Georgia Dome! Admission is free!

The Big Orange Tailgate Tour will include a full pep rally with the UT pep band, cheerleaders and Smokey in attendance. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Door prizes will be given away during the event.

Big Orange Tailgate Tour - Vols Edition:

*Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. – Noon (ET)

*Sunday, March 16, 10 a.m. – Noon (ET)

*Contingent on the Vols advancing in the SEC Tournament.

For more information, please contact Kris Phillips at the Tennessee Alumni Association, 865-974-3011.

Story's Courtesy: UT Sports Information & Public Relations


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