‘Green Fridays’ begin Aug. 30

One of the ways fans can show their support for the thundering Herd is to wear green Marshall gear every Friday throughout the football season.

Marshall 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.   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. MU 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,  Marketing and Branding Coordinator, to be eligible to win.  Registration is available at www.marshall.edu/greenfridays.

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 6-3490 or by e-mail at haye1@marshall.edu.