Trojan Tour planned for three states in five days

Published 1:19 am Thursday, May 16, 2013

If you haven’t been able to catch a Troy game lately, don’t worry because the Trojans are coming to you.

Trojans Tour ‘13 was announced on Wednesday and the week-long trek includes stops in Atlanta, Birmingham, Mobile and Navarre, Fla.

Featured on the tour are head football coach Larry Blakeney, men’s basketball coach Phil Cunningham, women’s basketball coach Chanda Rigby, baseball coach Bobby Pierce and Director of Athletics John Hartwell.

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“I am very excited about Trojan Tour ‘13 and the opportunity for our coaches and staff to meet so many of our supporters in their own backyard,” Hartwell said in a news release. “We believe that Trojan Tour ‘13 will not only further enhance our relationship with current Trojan fans, but also be an outstanding vehicle to welcome new fans to the Troy Family.”

The group of coaches and administrators will stop in nine cities in five days in an effort to reach out to Troy fans.

In addition to meeting the coaches, those in attendance will have to opportunity to hear what is new with Troy athletics programs, snag autographs and purchase season tickets.

“It’s pretty exciting to think about visiting nine cities in three states over five days,” Troy Athletics director of development for major gifts Chuck Carson said in the release.

“This new concept not only gives us the opportunity to meet with our fans in person, but it also opens the door to thousands of others who can interact with the entire Tour through social media.

“I believe it is a great step forward in our continued effort to engage our alumni, fans, and friends in a way that is unique and meaningful for everyone.”

On Wednesday, Troy released all the information about the tour on its website which features a five minute promotional video.

The tour will take place June 24-28 and reach the following cities: Huntsville, June 24; Atlanta, June 25; Columbus, June 25; Montgomery, June 26; Dothan, June 26; Greenville, June 27; Mobile, June 27; and Navarre, June 28.