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Marshall calls on businesses to go green

Aug. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University is encouraging Tri-State businesses to don Marshall green for Green Fridays.

Businesses can qualify to participate if they register for the Green Fridays business contest and their employees wear Marshall gear every Friday. They could win a Marshall package of four tickets to a Herd football game, public recognition and other special prizes.

Registration opens Monday, Aug. 20. Businesses can register by visiting www.marshall.edu/greenfridays. Registration is open throughout the campaign and is needed only once.

On selected Fridays throughout football season, one business will be chosen as the Green Fridays Winning Business. The winner will be selected from those that qualify for the contest. Prizes will be delivered to the winning business.

Also, a group photo will be shown on the video boards during Marshall's home football game the next day in recognition of the winning business.

Businesses are encouraged to send photos of their groups participating in the contest to weargreen@marshall.edu.

Prizes will be awarded the Friday before all six home games. The dates are Sept. 7 and 14, Oct. 5 and 26, and Nov. 2 and 16.

For more information, contact Mallory Jarrell at 304-696-3490 or haye1@marshall.edu.