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Paint Charlotte Purple!

This Friday, August 29th, marks the  fourth annual National College Colors Day celebration taking place across the United States. College Colors Day, which coincides with both "back to school" and the kick-off of intercollegiate athletics, including football, celebrates and promotes the spirit that makes college traditions great by encouraging fans, alumni and students to wear apparel of their favorite college throughout the day.

College Colors Day strives to promote higher education in the United States through increased public awareness and celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities in the United States, acknowledging their critical and fundamental importance to the United States.

Friday also marks the kickoff of East Carolina's annual Paint It Purple Fridays. The ECU Pirates encourage all fans to show their support and pride in the Pirates by wearing purple on Fridays (and gameday) throughout the season to help the Pirates paint it purple! You can share your spirit online in our Paint It Purple gallery on ecupirates.com.

You can support the Pirates this season in the official fan shirt for the Pirates. The shirt is purple with the phrase “Passion. Pride. Pirates. Catch It!” on the back to coincide with the theme for the 2008-09 year. It can be purchased exclusively at the Dowdy Student Stores and the University Book Exchange for $7.95.

“We are excited about 2008-09 for all of our athletic teams,” said Lee Workman, Associate Athletic Director for Special Projects. “We feel having an official fan shirt is a great way to mark the year. This is a great game day shirt!” Visit the Dowdy Student Stores and the University Book Exchange to purchase this shirt and for any of your other Pirate gear needs.

Through the great efforts of Fairway Outdoor Advertising and ECU graduate Dan O'Shea '76, ECU is painting the western part of the state purple in preparation for the season opener against Virginia Tech in Charlotte. Two billboards are currently in place on I-85 south, six miles north of 119 and also just south of the Yadkin River bridge. A third billboard is also planned for the I-85 loop south of Greensboro.

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