The Students’ Association allocated funds Wednesday night to create T-shirts for the Homecoming football game to create a campus-wide whiteout and enhance student and alumni experience.
Brian Mier, math education major and Mabee Hall representative from St. Louis, Mo., created the initiative and presented the bill.
“I thought that having a white-out for a Homecoming game would be a big step toward enhancing the experience at sporting events and unifying the student body,” Mier said. “If we could ask alumni to wear white, it be a big push towards showing ACU is supportive of their athletics and we’re unifying our alumni for a worthy cause.”
A deduction of $2,175 for the shirts is being pulled from SA’s congressional fund.
The shirts will have the new Wildcat sports logo accompanied by “live purple” on them and will cost $5. SA will be selling them at a booth in the Campus Center from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. until Oct. 25.
Dylan Benac, senior political science major from Boerne and SA president, said the shirts are intended for sporting events but are versatile in their use.
“It’s not exclusive for sports, but those logos are all branded for ACU sports, so we had to go through those venues to get permission for the shirt,” Benac said. “Their intent is for sports because those logos are associated with the university’s attempt to re-brand our Wildcat logo.”
SA is currently working alongside the Alumni Office in reaching out to the alumni returning for Homecoming, in order to enact a thorough white-out for the game. The basis is to create an event that students and alumni will remember in years to come.
“Not in my record of the past three and a half years that I’ve been here has this been done,” Benac said. “I think it’s a cool opportunity to provide students with a cheap, yet meaningful sports article of clothing. It serves a really good purpose.”