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Jim Guidry Commentaries
Texas A&M University
Thursday, September 01, 2011
— Aggies regularly maroon out Kyle Field in a sea of maroon and white, but tomorrow (Friday) they get the chance to do the same in their workplaces, schools and classrooms around the world by participating in College Colors Day.
Aggies also have the chance to win prizes this Friday for their College Colors Day participation when they upload their spirited pictures to the university’s Facebook page or email them to
. The three photos that show the most Aggie Spirit will be awarded prizes from the campus bookstore.
The contest isn’t the only chance Aggies will have to be rewarded for showing their school pride using social media. By checking in at the MSC Bookstore on Foursquare the rest of this week, Aggies can receive 15 percent off all logoed apparel, giving them an opportunity to save on the latest Aggie merchandise.
In addition to the university’s participation, both Bryan and College Station have issued proclamations declaring Friday as College Colors Day in their respective cities.
“College Colors Day provides an excellent opportunity for Aggies to visually show the true power the Aggie Spirit,” said Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin ’71. "I encourage Aggies everywhere to join in on this celebration of spirit. Wear your favorite maroon T-shirt, polo, hat, or in my case, bowtie, to show the world you support Texas A&M.”
College Colors Day is an annual event sponsored by the Collegiate Licensing Company in partnership with NCAA that encourages people across the country to wear the colors of their favorite college or university to promote the college experience. Nearly 200 colleges and universities participate each year; the Aggies are currently the reigning champions of the event, as the university was recognized as a top participant last year.
Aggies can RSVP to participate in College Colors Day on Facebook by visiting
and can find out more information by going to
College Colors Day coincides nationally with the first weekend of the 2011 football season, where the Aggies will take on the SMU Mustangs. Tickets for this year’s season-opener have sold out, and record crowds are expected when the Aggies kickoff against the Mustangs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on Kyle Field.
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