UGO Customer Appreciation for Children’s Hospital

September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact Name:  John R. Hickman

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Contact Email:

Event Name:  Customer Appreciation 2019 

Venue:  United Grocery Outlet

Venue address:  4225 Chapman Highway

                Knoxville, Tennessee



Event Start:  09/28/2019  – 9am

Event End:    09/28/2019  – 1pm

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Expected number of attendees:  200+

Requested number of characters:  Unknown

Requested character types: 

Secure changing/staging area: Yes

Comments: This event is done annually to give back to our community. This year we’ve decided to partner with Children’s Hospital to raise money. We have numerous cosplayers in attendance, specialty vehicles and food.

Referred by:  A Cosplay member who is attending this event.



My name is John R. Hickman, and I am one of the managers of the UGO located at 4225 Chapman Highway. I am contacting you to see if you’d be interested in attending an event I’m hosting on Saturday September 28, 2019 from 9am-1pm. This event will be held at our location on Chapman Highway in Knoxville Tennessee 37290. This event is held annually to give back to our great community, but this year is even more important because I have partnered with the Children’s Hospital to help raise money for the kids. I have numerous things going on during this event. I have several local cosplayers dressed up to the kids favorite characters, I have local mascots including Chilly the Icebear, Homer the Hound, Shoney Bear, Andy the Armadillo, Sharky, Mayfield Cow and hoping for other mascots to join in. We have East Tennessee Tribute Rides on board with the General Lee, Roscoes Cop Car, Ecto 1, Mystery Machine and they’ll be unveiling a new ride exclusively at this event. I have a few food vendors and local businesses setting up as well, along with some local Churches. I have 2 wonderful K9’s coming with their amazing handler. We will be selling items, collecting donations and doing silent auctions to help raise money for them. My vendors will also be donating a portion of their proceeds to the cause. I am waiting to see if a few other organizations get back with me to jump on board as well. As you can see with all planned that’s why it’s called EPIC!!! Adding Darth Vader and some Storm Troopers to this event would be the cherry on top Feel free to email me back or give me a call on my cell 865-242-3509.