The idea of starting a Knoxville Gator Club came from a couple dedicated Gators in the Knoxville area. Even before the club became official, the Knoxville Gator Club participated in their first International Gator Day in May 2014 by cleaning up Melton Hill Park. There were a few other social events through the summer to keep Gators engaged until the 2014 football season.
Brittnee, the first President, found out that the Knoxville Gator Club had become official the day of the Florida vs Kentucky football game in 2014. Just two weeks later, the Knoxville Gator Club welcomed Gators from all over the country to their first Gator Headquarters Tailgate in the heart of downtown Knoxville for the Florida vs Tennessee football game.
Since then, the club has grown in UFAA membership and participated. At Florida Forward 2015, the club was welcomed into the UFAA community and was awarded the Most Improved Out-of-State Gator Club Clubbie. Also, Brittnee was awarded the Young Alumni Leader Award.
Now, the Knoxville Gator Club looks towards the future with so many more events and bringing Gators together in a rival city. Go Gators!