Baylor University To Participate in National 'College Colors Day' Aug. 31

August 14, 2007
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Baylor fans show their spirit and wear their school colors proudly.

by Paige Patton, communication specialist, (254) 710-3321

Baylor University is encouraging its students, alumni, faculty and staff to wear their Baylor green and gold colors on Aug. 31, as the university participates in the nationwide "College Colors Day," sponsored by the Collegiate Licensing Co. (CLC)

The third annual event is set to coincide with college football's kickoff weekend. According to CLC, College Colors Day "seeks to celebrate and promote the spirit that makes college traditions great."

Members of the Baylor family can show their enthusiasm and demonstrate their support by wearing school colors to school or work. Baylor Gold Rush t-shirts with the 2007-08 design may be purchased for $5 at the Baylor Bookstore or at other area retail establishments. Gold Rush t-shirts are also available online at

"I encourage all members of the Baylor family to wear their green and gold on College Colors Day, Aug. 31," said Baylor President John M. Lilley. "Whether you reside in Waco or live half a world away, this event provides a wonderful opportunity for us to demonstrate publicly in the communities in which we live and work our pride and loyalty to Baylor University."

Waco Mayor Virginia DuPuy will proclaim Aug. 31 as "College Colors Day" for the City of Waco. The proclamation will be read during a city council meeting Aug. 21 and will encourage everyone in Waco to wear his or her favorite college team's colors to school or work that day.

Additionally, the Baylor athletic department is sponsoring a photo contest for College Colors Day participants. Individuals, businesses or schools can email a "spirit shot" to for chances to win tickets to the first Baylor football home game against Rice and other prizes.

College Colors Day strives to promote higher education in the United States through increased public awareness and celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities, acknowledging their critical and fundamental importance.

For more information about College Colors Day, visit their web site at