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15 Years – VNBA . . . Jul, 2017

To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Vol Navy Boaters’ Association, Kevin and I are pleased to introduce a specially designed limited edition MEMBER Cup. This transparent 22 oz plastic stadium cup features colorful lettering with a naUTical-themed message for both Buoys & Gulls. Excellent for game day parties and “every day” use, these cups are a great way to celebrate your membership in the Vol Navy. Purchase one cup for just $3, or take advantage of the “Give Him Six” discount and purchase six cups for the price of five. Purchase extra cups for family, friends & associates. Stock up for all of your tailgating & sailgating activities. Visit volnavyboaters.com/shop for details. Membership in the Vol Navy Boaters’ Association is FREE!

VOL NAVY HISTORY . . . Today’s Vol Navy had it’s humble beginnings in the early 1960’s, thanks to veteran Tennessee broadcaster George Mooney who provided play-by-play for the Vols from 1952-1967. Frustrated with the traffic jams that regularly occurred before and after the games, George decided to use his runabout to get to and from  Neyland Stadium  from his West Knoxville home. Because there were no docks, George had to tie his vessel to a tree and climb through rocks and weeds to get there.

Nearly 60 years later, the Vol Navy that regularly assembles on the Tennessee River adjacent to Neyland Stadium has grown from a “fleet” of one to an average of 150-200 vessels for every home game. Including the countless numbers of vessels assembled on other lakes and rivers in Tennessee (and around the world) on football Saturdays, the Vol Navy continues to grow in size and tradition.