Introducing the ETSU Alumni Summer Series

Published 2:41 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Gear up for a season of sunshine and school spirit with East Tennessee State University’s Alumni Summer Series.

The ETSU National Alumni Association is rolling out a lineup of three low-cost, family-friendly activities designed to connect ETSU alumni and friends throughout the region.

“The Alumni Summer Series is another way to keep Buc pride going throughout the summer months with fun events both on campus and in our communities,” said Whitney Goetz, executive director of the ETSU National Alumni Association. “Attendees to these events will also have an opportunity to pick up a limited-edition summer series T-shirt.”

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Guests are encouraged to pre-register for all events at to receive updates on possible weather cancellations and changes.

Big Screen Bash: June 10

The first installment of the Alumni Summer Series is the “Big Screen Bash” outdoor movie night on Monday, June 10. This event begins at 6 p.m. with popcorn, lawn games, a visit from ETSU’s beloved mascot Bucky and giveaways on the lawn of ETSU’s Basler Center for Physical Activity (CPA). There will be food trucks on-site with items available for purchase. The festivities will be followed by a 7 p.m. screening of Disney and Pixar’s “Cars” on the lawn. Register to attend.

Homerun Hangout: July 13

Next up to bat in the Alumni Summer Series is the Homerun Hangout on Saturday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to join the fun at the TVA Credit Union Stadium in Johnson City to watch the Johnson City Doughboys take on the Danville Otterbots. Enjoy pre-game festivities with alumni gifts and then watch Bucky throw out the first pitch. Register for discounted tickets at the Alumni Summer Series registration link.

Crazy 8s Tailgate: July 20

The final event of the Alumni Summer Series is a Crazy 8s pre-race tailgate on Saturday, July 20, at Kingsport’s Fun Fest in Memorial Garden Park. Runners can take advantage of a special discount code and join the ETSU Alumni team for 20% off the registration fee. However, you don’t have to run to participate in the fun. Those who just want to support and cheer on the ETSU Alumni Team are invited to attend the pre-race tailgate festivities, which begin at 6 p.m. at Memorial Garden Park along the starting line. To learn more about the Crazy 8s race, visit .

For more information about the ETSU Alumni Summer Series, contact the ETSU Alumni Association at