“Purple Out” for Military Appreciation Day


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