A new Texas A&M tradition is about to be born – Aggie Colors Day. It’s set for Sept. 4, and participation is easy: proudly wear maroon and white.
Aggie Colors Day marks Texas A&M’s first participation in College Colors Day, a national celebration intended to start the new school year, including a new season of intercollegiate athletics. Texas A&M will kick off the 2009 football season the following day on Sept. 5 against New Mexico at Kyle Field.
Texas A&M’s participation in the fifth annual College Colors Days was announced today by Interim President R. Bowen Loftin to students, faculty and staff.
“I think it’s time for Texas A&M to join the celebration,” Loftin said. “Therefore, I call upon you to put on your favorite Aggie attire – T-shirt, polo, hat, or maybe even a bowtie on Friday, Sept. 4, and head to campus bleeding maroon. Also, please tell all your friends, family and Aggie fans everywhere to support Texas A&M by doing the same in their workplaces and schools.
“As Aggies, we are known around the country for our traditions and the tremendous pride we have in our university,” Loftin continued. “If anyone can make a statement through College Colors Day, it’s the Fightin’ Texas Aggies. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that we can do it with more spirit – and more proud participants – than any other university in the country.”
College Colors Day was initiated by the Collegiate Licensing Company in partnership with NCAA Football as an additional means of increasing public awareness about the contributions and achievements of higher education. Hundreds of colleges and universities across the country are expected to participate in the celebration. For more information, visit www.collegecolorsday.com.