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King University News :: Knoxville is Site for King University Weekend Events Aug 9 & 10

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – King University alumni are invited to a weekend of events in Knoxville, Tenn., beginning on Friday, August 9,with Tennessee Smokies baseball and will continue on Saturday, August 10, with a picnic and more family friendly activities. 

On Friday, the Tennessee Smokies will take on the Montgomery Biscuits hailing from Montgomery, Ala.  Alumni will gather at the stadium at 6 p.m. for a pre-game picnic dinner, where the kids can enjoy the Kid’s Play Zone.  The game will be at 7:15 p.m. followed by a spectacular fireworks display. The cost per person for this event is $5 with children 12 and under admitted free.

Saturday, alumni are also invited to King University’s Knoxville location at 10950 Hardin Valley Drive for a picnic and an afternoon of family fun from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Enjoy delicious food from the famous Buddy’s Bar-b-q along with a caricature artist, balloon artist, bounce house, and face painting.  There is no cost for this event. 

If you wish to attend, you are requested to RSVP by Monday, August 5, to Patty Houston at 800.621.5464 or via email to  Be sure to indicate which event(s) you wish to attend, the names of your family members attending, and the ages of any children attending. 


King University is a Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive university.  Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities.  Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing.  A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available.  King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams.  For more information about King University, visit  King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.  King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia.  For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.