Tennessee to Host John Ward Tribute Ceremony Wednesday

 

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The University of Tennessee Athletics Department and The Vol Network are hosting a Tribute to “The Voice” event honoring John Ward on Wednesday, June 27, starting at 6 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The legendary broadcasting and marketing icon passed away this week following a lengthy illness. He was 88.

Wednesday’s event will take on a celebratory tone and is intended as a way for Ward’s friends and Tennessee fans to honor the incredible impact that he made on generations of Big Orange faithful during a rousing, Hall of Fame career behind the microphone that exceeded 30 years.

Storytelling will be the theme of the night, with several notable UT personalities, VFLs and those who knew him best are expected to share their memories and personal stories about Ward. The event also will be highlighted by multiple never-before-seen (or heard) video and audio clips from throughout Ward’s career.

The event will be streamed live on UTsports.com as well as the Tennessee Athletics and Vol Network Facebook pages.

Free parking will be available in the G10 and G16 garages. And after 5 p.m. ET, fans also will have access to free parking in administrative garages G3 and G5.

Attendees will have access to the arena beginning at 5 p.m. ET via gates B, C, D and E. Traditional gameday ADA entrances will be open (the basketball lobby and Arena Dining entrances on Phillip Fulmer Way).

Public seating will be general admission, and all bags may be subject to search upon entry.

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