As the Vol Network so perfectly put it on Wednesday night, “Tennessee has lost its voice.” Legendary Vol broadcaster John Ward passed away this week at the age of 88. His impact and memorable calls will live on forever though.
Tennessee plans on celebrating those iconic moments on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena during a tribute ceremony. The event will begin at 6 PM eastern on Wednesday night.
Here’s the official release from Tennessee.
Wednesday’s event will take on a celebratory tone and is intended as a way for Ward’s friends and Tennessee fans to honor the incredible impact that he made on generations of Big Orange faithful during a rousing, Hall of Fame career behind the microphone that exceeded 30 years.
Storytelling will be the theme of the night, with several notable UT personalities, VFLs and those who knew him best expected to share their memories and personal stories about Ward. The event also will be highlighted by multiple never-before-seen (or heard) video and audio clips from throughout Ward’s career.
According to the release, this event will not be streamed or televised. Click here for the rest of the details.