27th Annual Tim Kerin Towel Drive

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27th Annual Tim Kerin Towel Drive

October 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

27th Annual Tim Kerin Memorial Towel Drive to Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

Join Second Harvest the University of Tennessee campus for the 27th annual Tim Kerin Memorial Towel Drive on Saturday, October 5. Towels will be distributed three hours before kick-off for the Tennessee vs. Georgia football game at Neyland Stadium. Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee volunteers, staff and students of the University of Tennessee Campus Ministers Council will distribute UT Power Towels for a suggested donation of $5.

The orange and white Tim Kerin Memorial power towels will be available outside each gate at Neyland Stadium and around popular spots on gameday. With a $5 donation, each UT power towel will provide 15 meals to hungry East Tennesseans. “Second Harvest is grateful to the University of Tennessee and its fans for supporting our efforts in fighting hunger and for this outstanding fundraiser in memory of Tim Kerin,” says Elaine Streno, Executive Director. “Every dollar of the proceeds collected in this drive will benefit the food bank to provide food to families in need in East Tennessee.”

Tim Kerin greatly impacted the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville community. Kerin came to the University in 1976 as Head Athletic Trainer. He was honored as Trainer of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society in 1992 and was elected posthumously into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 1993.

Zibbie Kerin, Tim Kerin’s wife, said, “Tim Kerin was an amazingly caring and helping person, and I know he would be thrilled and proud to have his name attached to this annual food drive, which feeds so many hungry children and adults in his beloved adopted state, Tennessee.”

Second Harvest would like to extend sincere thanks to:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, Dancing Bear Lodge, Food City and McAlister’s Deli for their support of the 27th annual Tim Kerin Memorial Towel Drive.


October 5, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


University of Tennessee campus
Knoxville, TN + Google Map