Join Aggie Football by “Standing For America” Saturday
Fans attending the game are asked to wear red, blue, or white.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Not only does Saturday’s football game in Kyle Field mark the start of football season in Aggieland, but it will also be a tribute to the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Fans planning to attend the first home game of the season are asked to wear red, blue, and white, based on their seating section, as the Aggies will attempt to recreate the iconic 2001 Standing for America game.
In the wake of the attacks, Americans came together, supported one another, grieved, and cared for one another.
On September 22, 2001, that support was on display at Kyle Field, as football fans dressed in red, white, and blue, instead of the traditional maroon and white.
Local screen printing and embroidery company C.C. Creations printed the 80,000 shirts for the game.
“The result of that [game] was amazing,” said Kenny Lawson, C.C. Creations CEO. “It will ring for us, for C.C. Creations, for forever because of the herculean effort our employees went through to work 24 hours for nine straight days to make this happen. It’s a very prideful moment for me as the owner.”
Now 20 years later C.C. Creations will produce over 100,000 shirts for the game, according to Lawson.
“It’s a little bit different scenario this year we have a little bit more time to prepare, a month a half,” said Lawson. “We have a retail store now, so we are able to sell them in a different capacity, but it’s still the same prideful feeling of the 12th Man Standing For America.”
Shirts are currently available for sale at the following retailers:
- 12th Man Shop
- C.C. Creations
- Aggieland Outfitters
- Texas Aggieland Bookstore
- Barnes & Noble Bookstore (main campus) - in-store only
- Brookshire Brothers (College Station) - in-store only
To learn more about which section color your designated seating section will be for Saturday’s game, click here.
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