Calendar of Events
February – April 2013
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
President E. Clorisa Phillips and Executive Director of Athletics Christopher Holt request the honor of your attendance at a benefit dinner to “Raise the Roof” of the Smith-Canter Gymnasium. Guest speaker: Billy Wagner – Seven-time Major League Baseball All-Star, Southwest Virginia native, and Virginia Sports Hall of Famer.
Friday, February 22, 2013 in the Smith-Canter Gymnasium.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a reception. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $100. Please RSVP by February 12, 2013.
About the Raise the Roof Campaign:
During more than eight decades since the Gym was constructed in 1928, hundreds of students have improved their wellbeing through athletic training and competition, physical fitness and supporting classmates with Cobra team spirit. Combined with the academic experience, these activities contribute to students’ developing happy, healthy and productive lives.
Recently, the Gym floor was beautifully restored and the walls updated. The Cobras have returned to the Gym for competition, and support for the teams is increasingly strong.
• Replace the roof and repair damage to ceiling
• Install new guttering
• Replace windows
• Install new exhaust fans
• Install ramp for access by the physically challenged
• Re-landscaping of Quad in Gym area
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
The Time Trial competition starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. The course, just over four miles in length, will run from the Weaver Pike exit on Highway 394 for two a half miles, on to Sweet Knobs Trail Road and finish just outside of Bristol Motor Speedway. Team Time Trials will go first and then individual races will follow.
The Road Race, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, consists of 15.2 miles of track next to South Holston Lake where participants will ride along the South Holston Dam Rd, Emmett Rd., Highway 421, Pemberton Rd., and back to South Holston Dam Rd. to the original starting location at the Weir Dam. Each category will race different distances up to 60 miles. All will finish at the Weir Dam.
The Criterium begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in downtown Bristol, consisting of a half-mile track. Criteriums are exciting races similar to a NASCAR race, and purely an American form of bicycle racing. The course’s starting point will be on Shelby St. heading east in between 7th and 6th St. Riders will turn right on 6th St., right on Broad St, right on 8th St., and right on Shelby St. back to the starting point. Races will be 30 min. to 1 hour in length. The “A” riders will race for 1 hour.
Students can earn convocation credit for volunteering at this event.