New design to be unveiled for “The Shirt” 2008



Continuing a 19-year tradition of spirit and service, the 2008 design for The Shirt Project at the University of Notre Dame will be unveiled during a kick-off celebration Friday (April 18) from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.Shirts will be available for purchase immediately after the 6 p.m. unveiling.

Former Irish defensive lineman Mike Golic, from ESPN Radios Mike&Mike in the Morning, will be the featured speaker, and the Glee Club, marching band, pom squad, cheerleaders and leprechaun also will join the fanfare, which will include activities and free food from the Johnsonville Big Taste Grill.

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 135,000 shirts were sold in last years $700,000 campaign.The project, sponsored by Notre Dame students and alumni, has raised more than $5 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 19).

Further information is available on the Web at .

_ Contact: Ryan Willerton, Student Activities, 574-631-4075,_ " "

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