For the second straight year, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) will sponsor the Music City Star Game-Day Express Player of the Week Award during the high school football season in Wilson County.
Each week, the RTA will recognize a football player of the week among the four public high schools in Wilson County: Lebanon High School, Watertown High School, Wilson Central High School and Mt. Juliet High School.
The weekly award will begin with WeekZero (Aug. 19)and culminate with the final week of the regular season.
We are excited about sponsoring this award again in 2011, RTA East Corridor Committee Chair and Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead said. We were very pleased with the response we received last year in our first year, and the schools were extremely cooperative. We all know that high school football in Wilson County is a big deal, and were excited about the opportunity to sponsor this award and recognize some very deserving athletes.
Weekly winners will be announced the Monday following the previous Friday night game. Each winner also will receive a plaque in recognition of the honor.
The Music City Star Game-Day Express provides train transportation to all regular season Tennessee NFL home games. The train departs from Lebanon and makes stops at Martha, Mt. Juliet, Hermitage and Donelson before arriving downtown at Riverfront Station.
New this year, customers can receive a 20 percent savings on Game-Day Express tickets if they purchase single-game tickets online at musiccitystar.org through Sept. 11. During this time, tickets are available online for $12 instead of the regular $15 advance purchase price. Cost is $20 for a game-day purchase on the train.
Tickets may be purchased at www.musiccitystar.org, by calling 862-5950, or in person at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon City Hall, Mt. Juliet City Hall, Music City Central and Riverfront Station.
Trips also are available on the Music City Star for Wilson County residents who work in Nashville. On weekdays, the Music City Star makes three morning and afternoon trips from Wilson County to downtown Nashville and back. An additional Friday evening trip is offered for people who want to enjoy fine dining, music and the excitement of Music City. Advance purchase one-way tickets range from $4.50 to $5 at Mt. Juliet, Martha and Lebanon stations.
More information about the Game-Day Express service is available online at musiccitystar.org. For additional information, contact Customer Care at (615) 862-5950 weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.