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“Purple Out” for Military Appreciation Day

Clemson Athletic Communications - Thursday, August 15, 2013 2:39 PM
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CLEMSON, SC – Clemson University Student Government, the Clemson Athletic Department and IPTAY will hold Clemson’s first ever “Purple Out” at the Military Appreciation Day football game vs. The Citadel on Saturday, November 23. The goal of the “Purple Out,” which is a student-driven initiative, will be to fill Memorial Stadium with the color purple for the game against the Bulldogs.

The “Purple Out” is a concept that was generated by Clemson students, and is meant to represent the great significance the color purple has to the United States Military and Clemson University. It is symbolic of the courage and sacrifice possessed by those recipients of the Purple Heart award. Holding a “Purple Out” for Clemson’s Military Appreciation Day football game will allow the Clemson community to show its support of the University’s military tradition and the United States Armed Forces.

Exclusive 2013 “Purple Out” t-shirts, which will be the official t-shirt of the 2013 Military Appreciation Day, will be available for sale beginning Friday, August 16 at the Official Online Store of ClemsonTigers.com. The t-shirts will also be available at the following retailers: apparel stores at Memorial Stadium, the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the Clemson campus, The Tiger Sports Shop and The Athletic Department Retail store in Clemson, Courtyard by Marriott in Clemson, Palmetto Moon in Greenville and select local Target stores. More retail outlets will announced in the near future.

In addition to the t-shirts sold at the above retailers, 12,000 shirts will be placed at the 12,000 seats set aside for Clemson students in Memorial Stadium on gameday when the Tigers face the Bulldogs on November 23.

Clemson University Student Government, the Clemson Athletic Department and IPTAY are proud to partner with Knights Apparel, a South Carolina-based business and owner of the Alta Gracia brand, for the production of these shirts. The Alta Gracia factory, located in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic, is making a difference in the lives of its workers by paying every worker a living wage, which equates to 3.5 times the minimum wage in the Dominican Republic. It is the only factory in the developing world to meet this standard and thus be certified by the Workers Rights Consortium.

Fans will be asked to wear purple to the November 23 football game in support of the “Purple Out,” however, the Clemson Athletic Department would like to remind fans that they are still encouraged to wear orange to show support for the Tigers at all other football games, and all Clemson athletic events throughout the year.
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Football Update: “Purple Out” for Military Appreciation Day
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Re: Football Update: “Purple Out” for Military Appreciation Day
TigerFanClint
Wearing the same thing week in / week out gets a little old
francismariontiger®
Solid Orange!***
ClemsonDMD
As a Veteran....
WireNut
Yep.
zettner®
as an active duty Marine and combat veteran
orngpurple®
Re: as an active duty Marine and combat veteran
smitty1959®
Re: as an active duty Marine and combat veteran
CUalum79ALLn65®
Thank you for your service!
Tands0726
A lot of concrete will need a purple out for this game.***
andylayne
Re: Football Update: “Purple Out” for Military Appreciation Day
74TIGER
This won't work. Sorry SGA.***
Clemsonjoe®
No Thank You
sspassport®
No way i'm wearing purple***
Bryanttiger®
I was curious..
Prime T. Tiger
Why?
francismariontiger®
Re:
cgd1113
Re: Football Update: “Purple Out” for Military Appreciation Day
Tigerdocmom
For those who are still saying no to the "Purple Out"
LILHOOD
Re: For those who are still saying no to the "Purple Out"
HartClemson99
Meh, would rather have a Camo-Out game for that
o2bnclemson
Purple is an official school color
GunTotnTigr®
you know what, man? Thank you...
orngpurple®
My Dad has Two Purple Hearts, and I think this is a...
francismariontiger®
tell your Pop thank you
orngpurple®
I'm wearing orange but this is good because it will finally
Completely Solid Orange®
I honestly can't believe there are people here who are
nkickha
the most unique color combo in the nation
orngpurple®
Re: the most unique color combo in the nation
CUalum79ALLn65®
No matter what we do, it will still look better than anything Oregon would do with those colors!***
OrangeNPurple81
Fratstars and Sorostitutes still won't wear school colors
camcgee®
Re: Fratstars and Sorostitutes still won't wear school colors
ninetytwotiger®
Re: Fratstars and Sorostitutes still won't wear school colors
Ctigermae®
Well Color Me PURPLE, all the nay-sayers can take a leap!***
Clemson_Fan_I_am
Maybe the Drum Corp can be the Purple Man Group!
Clemson_Fan_I_am
Re: AWESOME IDEA!!! GO TIGERS!!!
CUalum79ALLn65®
...it makes no sense! "whiteout"/"blackout" = yes
mhuyser
I don't care about the "Purple Out"...
francismariontiger®
Are our school colors not part of our tradition?***
TigerStyle13®
I suppose I am in the minority but
GrayBengal®
omg smh***
Neal in NC
OK, I give up.
ClemsonTiger1988
Just borrow a purple shirt from hartins...
cutigerbob®
Speaking of closet...
ClemsonTiger1988
Closet is crowded these days...
cutigerbob®
when you two ladies r thru exchanging pleasantries, maybe we
deadsolidperfect
Are we still talking about DRad and the WEZ?
cutigerbob®
it's friday
deadsolidperfect
No today I'm wearing FTLs...
cutigerbob®
Been in the works for a while
Divin Tiger


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