Daniel McCarty is the Assistant Vice-President of External affairs for the Student Government Association (SGA) and over the past several weeks has worked extensively developing and creating the next All Auburn All Orange (AAAO) t-shirt design.
“The All Auburn All Orange program is a program done in collaboration with the Student Government Association, trademark and licensing department and our athletics department,” said McCarty. “It’s a program that basically works with the Auburn Family to promote the Auburn Family spirit.”
Shirts are usually worn once per sport on a specified day known as All Auburn All Orange events. Football is the exception, where there are normally two games the shirts are worn to. The first game this year designated All Auburn All Orange is the season opening game on September 4, against Arkansas State. SGA pep rallies and other events on campus can also be declared All Auburn All Orange shirt days.
The royalties from the All Auburn All Orange shirt event go to two main causes. The largest amounts are split between academic scholarships for students and another large portion goes back to athletics. A smaller portion of the proceeds goes into the funding for the Big Event.
McCarty explains, “The Big event is sponsored by the SGA which is a program once a year, usually during the spring all students will come out just support the community doing service events around the community.”
Last year’s service events include partnering with Hibbert Sports to provide Loachapoka Elementary School with new gym equipment including baseballs, basketballs and soccer balls. Students also came together to perform yard work for the elderly and pick up trash on the sides of streets.
Over the past week, students could vote on which of the three designs they like the best. The voting was open to students, faculty, alumni and the general public who are interested in Auburn University. There was also a Facebook group created for Auburn fans to write about their favorite design and give feedback on how to make the designs better.
McCarty reveals, “we had just over 10,000 votes total and the first and second design were separated by just 125 votes so it was a very close competition for students.”
The winning design can be seen at the All Auburn All Orange Web-site
. Shirts are also on sale now.