FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153


Herd supporters encouraged to participate in Green Fridays

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University fans like to show their support and pride for the Thundering Herd in many different ways. One of those ways could result in prizes for some lucky fans if they simply wear green Marshall gear every Friday throughout the football season.

The university kicks off Green Fridays on Aug. 30 by participating in the ninth annual National College Colors Day. Fans across the nation are encouraged to wear their college colors and support their favorite university.

College Colors Day, organized by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), coincides with “back to school” and the kickoff of intercollegiate athletics. By participating in College Colors Day, Marshall is continuing a tradition of encouraging fans to wear their Marshall gear on this special day.

The Green Fridays promotion continues throughout the season. Marshall University employees, students and fans everywhere are encouraged to participate in Green Fridays to show their pride throughout the season.

In addition, employees of local businesses, schools and organizations may take part in a contest in which they wear their Marshall gear and have a chance to win prizes from the university. Participants must register with Mallory Jarrell, Marshall University Marketing and Branding Coordinator, to be eligible to win. Registration is available at www.marshall.edu/greenfridays.

Participants need to submit their location and the number of participating employees. A winner will be chosen every Friday before a home football game.

Fans also have the opportunity to win prizes this year with the Fan of the Week contest. Herd fans may submit a photo of themselves in their Marshall gear through the contest page at www.facebook.com/marshallu to be eligible.

A Fan of the Week will also be chosen every Friday before a home football game throughout football season. Winners will be notified by e-mail and will receive a $50 gift card to the Marshall University bookstore. They also will be entered in the grand prize drawing for a $150 gift card to the bookstore.

For more information, contact Jarrell at 304-696-3490 or by e-mail at haye1@marshall.edu.



For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197