Continuing an 18-year tradition of spirit and service, the 2007 design for The Shirt Project at the University of Notre Dame will be unveiled at a kick-off celebration at6 p.m.Friday (April 20) at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. Shirts will be available for purchase immediately after the event.
The Glee Club, marching band, pom squad, cheerleaders and leprechaun will join the fanfare, which will include free food, drinks and activities.This year’s early evening release was scheduled to accommodate faculty, staff, students and community members who have been unable to attend thenoonunveiling ceremony in previous years.
Notre Dame students have been wearing The Shirt to football games since 1990 to unite in support of their team. Over time, other members of the Notre Dame community, and subsequently the general public, have adopted the tradition.More than 156,000 shirts were sold in last years record-breaking campaign. The student-run project has raised more than $4 million for student organizations and to aid students in need.
The Shirt again will sell for $15, and a limited number will be available at the bookstore beginning Friday in conjunction with the Blue-Gold football game, which will be played Saturday (April 21).
Further information is available on the Web at http://theshirt.nd.edu .
* Contact: * _Ryan Willerton, student activities, 574-631-4075, firstname.lastname@example.org