UNI Hold T-Shirt Exchange
by KIX101.1/ 1230 KFJB News Department
posted Oct 4 2013 1:40PM
Some coaches at the University of Northern Iowa want to promote more panther pride and they have found a good way to get rival schools t-shirts off their campus. According to UNI athletic director Troy Dannen students have been able to trade in their other college shirts for one that supports panther pride. "There's been a lot of non-UNI shirts walking around campus," Dannen says, "and it's always been of interest to the people associated with athletics to reduse those numbers."
Dannen says that this is not the first time this event has occurred, but thanks to the university’s new president the exchange has taken off. Dannen says that with thier new president they really wanted to show off the spirit of the new campus. He says, "he wants to show that people on the UNI campus are proud of the UNI purple and gold."
And Dannen emphasizes that these old t-shirts are not just being thrown away. According to Dannen they have found a charity that will turn these old t-shirts into dipers that then in turn get sent to developing countries.
Dannen says that in the past two-to-three events that they have held they have already collected more than 225 t-shirts.
--By 1230 KFJB Reporter Katherine Fritcke