BLACKSBURG, Va., June 28, 2006 – The Student Government Association’s Hokie Effect program for 2006 is now underway. Virginia Tech fans can purchase orange and maroon T-shirts to wear at home football games to help fill Lane Stadium with Hokie spirit and pride.
Dates for this year’s Hokie Effect Games are:
• Orange Effect: September 30 vs. Georgia Tech
• Maroon Effect: October 26 vs. Clemson
Hokie Effect is a program started by the Student Government Association five years ago in order to increase school spirit and boost morale at football games. Last year the Hokie Effect program sold more than 55,000 shirts to Virginia Tech fans, and the group expects to surpass that number in the current season.
Each year, the Student Government Association holds an online contest to select slogans to be printed on the Orange Effect and Maroon Effect T-shirts. This year, the Orange Effect slogan, “Time to Get to Work,” celebrates that gritty, hardworking Hokie defense; while the Maroon Effect slogan, “New Lane, Same Game,” spotlights one of the most intimidating environments in college football.
Orange and Maroon Effect T-shirts can be purchased together for $10, or separately at $5 for the short-sleeve Orange Effect T-shirt and $8 for the long-sleeve Maroon Effect T-shirt. Shipping and handling will be added to online orders.
Hokie Effect T-shirts are available for purchase at the following locations:
• Student Government Association will also be selling shirts during freshman orientation at the ticket office inside Squires Student Center.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.