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Herd supporters encouraged to participate in Green Fridays

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Marshall University fans can show their support and pride for the Thundering Herd in many different ways, one of which is by wearing their green Marshall gear every Friday throughout the football season in celebration of Green Fridays.

Marshall kicks off this season’s Green Fridays on Sept. 4 – two days before the Thundering Herd’s season-opening game at home against Purdue – by participating in the 10th annual National College Colors Day. Fans across the nation are encouraged to wear their college colors and support their favorite university.

Purdue is the first Big 10 team to ever play at Marshall. The Boilermakers and the Herd kick off at 3 p.m., Sept. 6, in a rare Sunday game.

Leading up to game day, Marshall will celebrate the Week of Marco, in which the MU mascot will visit some local businesses each day during a 4-day period. Here is Marco’s schedule:

Tuesday, Sept. 1 – Old Main Emporium, 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 – Hometown Sportswear, 3 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2 – Adams Hallmark, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Huntington Mall
Thursday, Sept. 3 – Glenn’s Sporting Goods, 4 to 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 4 – Marshall University Bookstore, noon to 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 4 – Adams Hallmark, 6 to 8 p.m., at Dudley Farms in Charleston

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 members of the MU community to wear their Thundering Herd gear on this special day.

The university continues this practice throughout football season with the annual Green Fridays promotion, asking its employees, students and fans everywhere to participate.

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

Organizational participants will be asked for their location and the number of participating employees. A winner will be chosen every Friday before a home football game throughout football season.

Individual fans also can show their pride and possibly win prizes this year by entering the Fan of the Week contest. To enter the contest, Herd fans are asked to submit a photo of themselves in their Marshall gear through the contest page at www.facebook.com/marshallu or use #HerdGreenFriday on Instagram.

A Fan of the Week will be chosen every Friday before a home football game throughout football season. Winners will be notified by e-mail if they have been chosen.

The winner will receive a $25 gift card to the Marshall University bookstore, courtesy of the bookstore.

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

Contact: Contacts: Mallory Jarrell, Marketing and Branding coordinator, 304-696-3490 , haye1@marshall.edu

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