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85th Anniversary of Ken Locke Stadium. Join us for a fun filled weekend. 

Rolling American Flag purchased for the High School Gym



SOS Forum recap: 4/3/23
Last week, SOS representatives met with School Superintendent Pearson, business manager Craig Mobley, and representatives from the City of Knoxville about the future of Ken Locke Stadium.
We expressed our interest in continuing SOS efforts to renovate the stadium and our plans for it to be used as a multi-purpose facility for athletics and community events and activities.
According to Superintendent Pearson, “The school does not have funds to invest into Ken Locke Stadium. Our focus is on Northstar Elementary.”
Superintendent Pearson said that football will be played at Ken Locke Stadium this year; however, “the school’s thought is to have all athletics play at the best facilities that we have.”
She said the School Board has not talked about selling Ken Locke Stadium; nor do they have any immediate plans to sell it or to turn it over to another entity. Superintendent Pearson felt that the School Board would be supportive of SOS or another community organization to lead the renovation and fundraising efforts. If SOS is successful with the stadium transformation, she expects the School Board would be supportive of returning Panther football to Ken Locke.
So, what does this mean? What are the next steps?
– SOS is moving forward with our plans to SAVE OUR STADIUM!
– SOS has begun working with an engineer to review our design plans that were developed and put on hold for the new middle school bond vote and eventual construction. We will hire a consulting firm to update our designs.
– Once we have our design and fundraising plans laid out, we will present them to the School Board for their official support of our efforts.
As we put a few of the initial pieces in place and attain the School’s official support, it will be GO TIME! We will need everyone’s help to make our vision a reality!
How can you help?
– Sign up for a committee and be ready to be called into action!
– Consider a financial gift to SOS.
– Spread the word about our efforts to your friends, family, classmates, etc. Reach out to us via FB messenger if you know of an individual or organization that may have an interest in giving a sizeable gift to SOS.
Thank you, everyone, for your patience and support as we’ve tirelessly advocated for you, for Ken Locke Stadium, and our beloved community!


 facebook link 9/15/22



The Alumni Association provides a single central communications base for all classes to stay in touch with Alumni across the country, provides resources and assistance to Alumni and class reunions, organizes unique activities and special functions, and awards scholarships to graduating seniors.

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Knoxville Alumni Association is excited to share pictures of the Panther flags we have for sale. Our hope is that people will buy these and fly them on game days for all sports. We hope to be selling them at some sporting events. If you are interested in purchasing now please contact  Julie Herrera or visit our STORE. The cost is $50.00 and the profits will go into the KAA fund to support our future Seniors by awarding scholarships and for other needs in our school district. We have a limited number on hand but will gladly place orders if we run out! GO Panthers!!!

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Black & Gold Memories

The Knoxville Alumni Association is pleased to announce the availability of Black & Gold Memories – 75 Years of Ken Locke Stadium.

This booklet documents, in pictures, the evolution of Knoxville’s Historic Ken Locke Stadium. The booklets are only $5 each, and are available from any KAA Board Member.

All proceeds go to support the Knoxville Alumni Association and the Ken Locke Stadium.

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