Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

RHTM Appalachian Spring

It is almost time for the 2017 Appalachian Spring Fundraising Gala!  This year will be extra special as it is the 15th time that the event is organized. There is no better way to celebrate this than by honoring the Bryant Family and Bacon & Co. The Bryant Family are the composers behind “Rocky Top”, UTK’s amazing theme song, and this year is the song’s 50th anniversary! Bacon & Company has been in business since 1925 and greatly contributes to the UTK spirit, by customizing the University of Tennessee Vol products.

For those of you who don’t know, Appalachian Springs is a “For Students, By Students” event that generates funds to provide retail and hospitality students with an enriched educational experience at the University of Tennessee.  These funds support the participation of students in industry-related study tours, study abroad programs, unique internships, professional meetings and leadership development experiences. Students create the ambience for the evening, plan a delicious four-course gourmet meal (each separate course is prepared by a different sous chef), and manage every aspect of this special event from marketing to ticket sales. At the same time the students work to secure donations for the silent auction.

The event takes place on Friday the 24th of March. It starts at 5.30 P.M. at the Hilton Downtown in Knoxville.

We hope to see you there!


Friday, March 24, 2017, 5:30 P.M.

Hilton Downtown Knoxville

Sponsorship Opportunities
Gold Platter-$3,000
Will receive: One (1) full page color ad with prominent placement in program; listing in all media releases; corporate logo or family name on signage; One (1) stage front table (seating for 8 guests)

Silver Platter-$1,500
Will receive: Half page ad in program; Seating for 4 guests.

Bronze Platter-$750
Will receive: Quarter page ad in program; Seating for 2 guests.

Wall of Fame-$50
A two (2) sentence tribute to The House of Bryant and Bacon & Company with logo in program.

Ticket Opportunities include: A wine and beer reception, silent auction, gourmet dinner, and salute to House of Bryant and Bacon & Company.

Individual Ticket-$150

A table will seat 8 guest

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