'Tiger Gold on Friday' unveils new partnership opportunities

TGOF 2015

by Samantha Dean
Fort Hays State University faculty, staff and students begin a new school year in style with the 2015 edition of Tiger Gold on Friday shirts.

All are encouraged to show their support for FHSU by wearing the shirts, donated by Eagle Communications.

"Thanks to our corporate sponsor Eagle Communications for printing the shirts," said Melissa Dixon, social media coordinator. "They really help us promote Tiger spirit."

While faculty and staff got their shirts at Fall Convocation, students have several upcoming opportunities to grab their TGOF shirts with the back to school picnic: 4 to 7 p.m Monday, Aug. 17; the FHSU vs. Northeastern State football game, Thursday, Sept. 10; and the T-shirt exchange in the Memorial Union during Homecoming week.

Aside from showing Tiger pride, various downtown businesses offer discounts to those wearing the shirts.

"It benefits not only the consumer but the business to take advantage of the TGOF partnership," said Marcia Tacha, administrative associate in the office of University Relations and Marketing.

After signing up on the FHSU website and agreeing to offer discounts to customers wearing gold shirts, partners will receive decals and table tents to promote their relationship with the university. FHSU social media will promote TGOF partners on random Fridays and on campus, and partners' businesses will be listed on the university website.

Most importantly, TGOF partners provide a connection between the university and the community.

"Clients showed appreciation that we supported FHSU and were included in TGOF if they wore gold on Friday," said Jeri Stewart, co-owner of Hairware and Company, and 2015's TGOF community contest winner. "FHSU has a huge impact on our community and we should all be supportive."

For more information, to view discounts, or to become a TGOF partner, visit fhsu.edu/tgof/registration.

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