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Contact: Christine Payton Aug. 23, 2006
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu

On Friday, Sept. 1 businesses in Acadiana will have the chance to prove they have the most Ragin’ Cajun spirit. The day has been designated Wear Red Day in Acadiana in celebration of the many contributions the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has made in the community.

It is being held in conjunction with College Colors Day, a national celebration of the traditions, contributions and achievements of universities everywhere.

Businesses can compete for special bragging rights during Wear Red Day, according to Cheryl Hidalgo, assistant director of UL Lafayette’s trademark licensing.

“ We’re inviting businesses to contend for bragging rights for the most employees wearing red on Sept. 1,” she explained. “Recognition will also be given to a business demonstrating the best Ragin’ Cajun spirit in a photo. So, even smaller businesses can have a shot at winning.”

To enter, businesses simply have to send in a high-resolution photo of their employees wearing red. The business with the most employees will be named the 2006 Wear Red Champions during an on-field presentation at an upcoming home football game. In addition, their winning photo will be displayed on the jumbo video screen on the scoreboard throughout the football season.

A note with the total number of people in the photo and the overall number employed at the business should accompany the digital photo. Submissions can be sent via email to WearRed@louisiana.edu The deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 8. Any photographs submitted may be displayed on the scoreboard at home football games throughout the season.

“ Wear Red Day is about spirit and tradition, ” said Hidalgo. “It’s about fun. We’re encouraging everyone to put on Ragin’ Cajun red and wear it to work, to school and to play.”

Document last revised Wednesday, August 23, 2006 7:50 AM

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