AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn fans will soon have a way to remember the oaks at Toomer’s Corner long after the trees are gone. To commemorate the tradition of rolling the oaks, the university will be working with several licensed manufacturers to create mementos from the trees’ wood following their removal later this month. All royalties collected from their sale will benefit Auburn students through a special scholarship fund.
“This is a very special way for the Auburn Family to remember one of our best-known traditions,” said Debbie Shaw, vice president for alumni affairs. “Generations of our fans have gathered beneath the oaks over the years, and it is fitting that future generations of students will benefit from the scholarships they will provide.”
The trees will be removed from the corner on April 23. While mementos made from the trees will not be available until the following week, there is already commemorative apparel and merchandise available at retailers in time for A-Day. See www.auburn.edu/oaks for more information.
Fans should look for the specially designed Auburn Oaks officially licensed hangtag to ensure proceeds go toward the university’s scholarship fund. The university will provide more information in the weeks to come regarding newly available merchandise.
Contact: Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (firstname.lastname@example.org)