Football Matters at Tennessee Tech
We recognize not everyone is a football fan. But consider this: Tech’s annual economic impact on the State of Tennessee exceeds $1.57 billion. Tech’s contribution to the Upper Cumberland alone is $765 million. The TSSAA BlueCross Bowl (high school football tournament), hosted by Tech prior to 2021, brought in $2.5 to $3 million in visitor spending in just THREE DAYS. Golden Eagle fans come to football games. They spend money in local businesses. A winning football team brings regional and national publicity to Tech and to Cookeville.
You have many options on Giving Tuesday, but we hope you will make a gift to the Football Operations Center. Your gift is an investment in Tennessee Tech, the City of Cookeville and the State of Tennessee.
A Message from Head Football Coach Dewayne Alexander
“Tennessee Tech is awesome – there is no denying that. It’s a unique place, and our university’s reputation is outstanding. As a player and as a coach, I’ve traveled across the country, and I know we have the best community, the best town, the best campus. Championship football is important to any university and to any community, and a Football Operations Center is going to allow us to compete at a level that we’ve not been able to in a long time.”
--Dewayne Alexander, Head Football Coach
`89 political science and `98 M.A.
`85 -`87 Golden Eagle Football Player
Thank you to all who gave and made this Giving Tuesday such an overwhelming success. This project is vital to the future of Tennessee Tech Football, and there is still much to be done. It's not too late to make a gift!
Tennessee Tech traditions are centered around football: Homecoming, Shinny Ninny, the pep truck, Tommy Tech, Awesome Eagle, Purple Pride and Wings Up. Regardless of when you graduated, at least one of these traditions was part of your Tech experience.
In 2022, the university will celebrate 100 years of Tech Football; however, no significant improvements have been made to our football facilities in more than 50 years.
The total cost to construct the Football Operations Center is $15 million. So far, we have raised $2 million. Today, Giving Tuesday, we have set a goal to raise $50,000 in just 24 hours.
It’s time to invest in Golden Eagle Football. Help us continue the Tech traditions we all know and love.
Head Football Coach Dewayne Alexander and his wife, Angy, committed to match the first $25,000 raised towards the Football Operations Center on Giving Tuesday. They were so excited about the progress made on this project today, they have increased their match to $35,000! Track the progress towards Coach and Mrs. Alexander's generous match here.
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. Since 2012, people all over the world have come together to support causes that make a positive impact on their communities.
If you would like to support another cause on campus this Giving Tuesday, you can make a gift here.