Dooley, George among featured speakers Saturday at SportsFest

Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 8:42pm
Staff reports

WGFX-FM 104.5 (The Zone) hosts its second annual SportsFest, a day full of sports activity, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Nashville Convention Center.

Fearured speakers include auto racing star Sterling Marlin (8:15 a.m.) Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley (9 a.m.), former Titans star Eddie George (2 p.m.), former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome (The Bus) Bettis (3 p.m.).

Other guests include football analysts Tony Barnhart and Charles Davis.

There will also be a state of the union update forum from the staff of the Nashville Predators, headed up by President of Hockey Operations David Poile that afternoon.

In all, there will be 82 exhibits, 26 interactive games and golf tips available from area pros, as well as golf equipment.

Admission is $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

“This is a little bit of a down time which comes after the Super Bowl and before March Madness,” station General Manager Hunter Rice said. “We have a lot of very prominent sports figures who will be on hand to speak.

“This is something sports enthusiasts will really enjoy.”

A free shuttle from Lot A of LP Field to the Convention Center will be available.

For more info, go to the station’s web site,

1 Comment on this post:

By: courier37027 on 2/22/11 at 9:28

Listening to the radio, one would think 2/3 of Nashville attended this SportsFest. Did any of our usual NCP posters attend? TITAN1, i thought this event would be right up your alley, because I know this ain't your first rodeo.