UT fans raise money for new Tennessee goalposts in less than 3 days
Director of Athletics Danny White took to Twitter asking for the Vol Nation to help cover the costs.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the University of Tennessee Athletics asked the public to donate to cover the costs to replace the goalposts that fans tore down during celebrations of the Vol’s win against Alabama on Saturday night. Now, less than three days later, Vol fans have raised the money.
It can be noted that Saturday was a bad night to be a goalpost in Knoxville, as they were taken down and paraded on the strip before being thrown into the Tennessee River.
Director of Athletics Danny White posted to Twitter on Sunday, “Help us out, Vol Nation!”
As of Tuesday morning, fans had raised $156,879 (104% of the goal). Anyone interested in donating further can do so here.
Associate Athletics Director of Communications Tom Satkowiak said there were additional repairs like the turf that needed to be funded. Any additional money will go toward UT’s 20 varsity athletic programs through the Tennessee fund, according to Satkowiak.
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