AUBURN – Auburn University fans can show their true colors this fall beginning with College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 3. All Auburn All Orange kicks off the next day, Sept. 4, for the Auburn vs. Arkansas State football game. A third Auburn colors event, True Blue, is scheduled on Sept. 18 for the Auburn vs. Clemson game.
College Colors Day, a national movement tied to the beginning of college football season, promotes higher education and celebrates the achievements, spirit and traditions of colleges and universities. Gov. Bob Riley has proclaimed Sept. 3 as College Colors Day in Alabama and Auburn fans are encouraged to support the Tigers by wearing orange and blue.
All Auburn All Orange was established in 2004 to celebrate the unity and spirit of the Auburn family. Earlier in the year, fans voted on the design of the official All Auburn All Orange T-shirt. They can now buy and wear the winning design to designated events.
Other All Auburn All Orange events include: Auburn vs. Kansas State equestrian competition on Sept. 23; Auburn vs. Mississippi State soccer game on Sept. 24; Auburn vs. Arkansas volleyball game on Oct. 22; and Auburn vs. Georgia football game on Nov. 13.
For the football game against Clemson on Sept. 18, Auburn fans are encouraged to support the True Blue game by wearing their navy Auburn gear.
“Auburn is about family and the Auburn spirit is special,” said Gene Chizik, head football coach. “We encourage the entire Auburn family to unite behind these programs and show how much they love Auburn.”
“What is unique about the All Auburn All Orange program is that a portion of the proceeds from the T-shirt helps fund the Big Event,” said Kurt Sasser, student government association president. “Once a year, the Big Event organizes students to perform service projects on one specific day as a way to say ‘thank you’ to our community. The projects, such as painting and yard work, truly reflect the spirit of the Auburn family.”
Last year, approximately 12,000 All Auburn All Orange shirts were sold providing more than $15,000 for student scholarships and the Big Event.
“We hope that the entire Auburn family will get behind this program and wear this year’s All Auburn All Orange T-shirt to all designated events,” said Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs. “The Auburn Athletics Department supports this student-driven initiative and encourages all Auburn fans to support it as well. Let’s celebrate how great it is to be an Auburn Tiger.”
All Auburn All Orange shirts can be purchased from retailers throughout Alabama, Florida and Georgia. For a complete list of retailers and more information about All Auburn All Orange, go to http://www.allauburnallorange.com.