The Shirt 2018 to be unveiled April 20 with special guest Jaylon Smith

Author: Erin Blasko

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The Shirt 2018 will be unveiled outside the Hammes Bookstore at the University of Notre Dame on April 20 (Friday) during a celebration beginning at 4 p.m. The ceremony is open to the public and will feature entertainment from student groups, food, giveaways and special guests, along with this year’s edition of The Shirt.

The guest of honor at the unveiling will be former Notre Dame football star Jaylon Smith. Smith played for the Fighting Irish from 2013 until 2015. During that time, he won several awards, including the 2015 Dick Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s top linebacker. Smith was a consensus All-American in 2015 and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly is scheduled to unveil The Shirt 2018 with Smith at 6 p.m., and The Shirt will be available for purchase in the bookstore for $18 immediately following the ceremony. Students will receive a 15 percent discount for buying The Shirt at the unveiling ceremony. For the first time, this year’s version of The Shirt will also be offered in a onesie.

Every year, The Shirt Project designs a T-shirt for the upcoming Notre Dame football season. Proceeds from sales benefit student clubs and organizations, The Shirt Charity Fund and the new Student Experience Fund, which ensures that all students have access to the full Notre Dame experience. Over the past 29 years, more than 2.5 million shirts have been sold, raising more than $11 million.

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Contact: Erin Blasko, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-4127,