Baylor University To Participate in National 'College Colors Day' Aug. 28

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Aug. 25, 2008

by Paige Connell, communication specialist, (254) 710-3321

Baylor University is encouraging its students, alumni, faculty and staff to wear their Baylor green and gold colors on Thursday, Aug. 28, as the university participates in the nationwide "College Colors Day," sponsored by the Collegiate Licensing Co. (CLC)

The fourth annual event is set to coincide with college football's kickoff weekend. The event will take place nationally on Friday, Aug. 29, but because Baylor's first home game is Aug. 28 vs. Wake Forest, the university is encouraging everyone to wear their green and gold on Thursday. According to CLC, College Colors Day "seeks to celebrate and promote the spirit that makes college traditions great."

Members of the Baylor family can show their enthusiasm and demonstrate their support by wearing school colors to school or work. Baylor Gold Rush t-shirts with the 2008-09 design may be purchased for $5 at the Baylor Bookstore or at other area retail stores. Gold Rush t-shirts are also available online at www.baylorbears.com.

Waco Mayor Virginia DuPuy will proclaim Aug. 29 as "College Colors Day" for the City of Waco. The proclamation will encourage everyone in Waco to wear his or her favorite college team's colors to school or work that day.

Additionally, the Baylor athletic department is sponsoring a photo contest for College Colors Day participants. Individuals, businesses or schools can email a "spirit shot" of themselves dressed in their best Baylor gear to athletic_marketing@baylor.edu for a chance to win tickets and a tailgate spot to an upcoming Baylor football home game. Voting for the contest winner will take place online at www.baylorbears.com.

College Colors Day strives to promote higher education in the United States through increased public awareness and celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities, acknowledging their critical and fundamental importance.

For more information about College Colors Day, visit their web site at www.collegecolorsday.com.

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