SportsFest 2022 – Photo Gallery


On Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 99.1 The Sports Animal held the return of Sports Animal SportsFest at the Knoxville Expo Center!

Presented by Visit My Smokies

Sports Animal SportsFest 2022

Saturday, June 4th, 2022

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Knoxville Expo Center

Tickets $5.00 in advance, $10.00 at door.

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Join us on Saturday, June 4th at the Knoxville Expo Center for Sports Animal SportsFest!  This indoor festival celebrates all things sports!  There will be multiple sports personalities doing Q&A’s, autograph signings and more.  Exhibitors will be on-site offering a fun-filled day for the entire family.

SportsFest has all your bases covered!  Learn, play, watch, or just get your picture with a VFL or other notable sports figure.  From the novice sports fan to the diehards, SportsFest has something for everyone.

Scheduled to attend:

Hendon Hooker, Zakai Ziegler, Chris Lofton, Alexis Hornbuckle, Tamari Key, Randy Sanders, Billy Ratliff, Pat Ryan, Erik Ainge, Jayson Swain, Jacob Warren, Cedric Tillman, Tony White, Bob Kesling, Sterling Henton, Brittany Tarwater, Leroy Thompson, Lee Smith, Joan Cronan and more!

SportsFest Panels 2022

10:00am-10:45am Coaches Panel moderated by Jimmy Hyams. Guests include Randy Sanders, Jeff Carr, Clark Duncan, and Joe Gaddis.

11:00am-11:45am The Morning Panel moderated by Tyler Ivens and Will West. Guests include Hendon Hooker, Pat Ryan, Jacob Warren, and Sterling Henton.

12:00pm-12:25pm SportsFest Legends Award presented by Jimmy Hyams. Guest- Tony White.

12:30pm-1:15pm Midday Panel moderated by Brian Rice. Guests include Cedrick Tillman, Billy Ratliff, Erik Ainge, and Chris Lofton.

1:30pm-2:15pm Women in Sports Panel moderated by Brittany Tarwater. Guests include Joan Cronan, Alexis Hornbuckle, and Tamari Key.

2:30pm-3:15pm Afternoon Panel moderated by Jayson Swain and Josh Ward. Guests include Zakai Ziegler, Leroy Thompson, Lee Smith, and Marlon Walls.

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