UT’s Jones to be part of Blankenship benefit

University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones will be the special guest at a July 11 fundraiser for Blankenship Field.

Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally will also be there as will board members of the Blankenship Field Revitalization Foundation.

The fundraiser will start at 11:30 am on Tuesday July 11th in the banquet room of the DoubleTree Hotel on South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. Tickets are $100 per person for this buffet lunch.

All proceeds will go to the Blankenship Field Revitalization Project and are tax deductible, the event notice said.

McNally will present an award to one of Oak Ridge’s hometown heroe.

Organizers expect tickets to go quickly. To reserve a spot, you can contact Nick Morris at TnBank of Oak Ridge at 401 South Illinois Avenue or [email protected].

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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