AUBURN – Auburn University fans can show their true colors this fall beginning with College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 2. All Auburn All Orange kicks off the next day, Sept. 3, for the Auburn vs. Utah State football game. A third Auburn colors event, True Blue, is scheduled for Sept. 10 for the Auburn vs. Mississippi State 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. Robert Bentley has proclaimed Sept. 2 as College Colors Day in Alabama. 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.
“A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts helps to fund the Big Event, a student-run volunteer day which encourages students and faculty to thank the community for providing a thriving environment to live and learn,” said Kirby Turnage, Student Government Association president. “Last year’s Big Event included 197 service projects, with more than 2,400 students and faculty painting classrooms in local schools, cleaning sidewalks and roadsides and packaging food for the food bank. The All Auburn All Orange program not only demonstrates the unity of the Auburn Family, but also makes it possible to put that spirit into action by giving back to the community.”
Other All Auburn All Orange events include: Auburn vs. LSU soccer game on Oct. 14; Auburn vs. LSU volleyball game on Nov. 4; and Auburn vs. Alabama football game on Nov. 26.
For the football game against Mississippi State on Sept. 10, Auburn fans are encouraged to support the True Blue game by wearing their navy Auburn gear.
Last year, approximately 10,000 All Auburn All Orange shirts were sold, providing more than $12,000 for student scholarships and the Big Event.
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.
(Contributed Carol Nelson.)