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CAA T-shirt sales earn money for charity

For the first time ever, the Carolina Athletic Association is donating some of its T-shirt profits to a campus organization.

The recipient will come as no surprise to students.

Dance Marathon will receive $2 for every Homecoming T-shirt sold. They will cost 12 dollars each, which is in line with previous years.

Cailtin Goforth, the CAA campus relations chair, said the donation is a result of a campaign promise by Brandon Finch, president of the CAA, to raise $10,000 for charitable means throughout the year.

The donation isn’t the only change to the process this year. There will be a different sales process and a new look.

Students were able to order shirts in advance online on the General Alumni Association website. If they missed the Oct. 15 deadline, they can pick up a T-shirt in the Pit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Homecoming week.
Goforth said having an online ordering process would give the organization an accurate idea of demand for the shirts.

“Our first reason for creating online ordering was because we had a lot of shirts left over in previous years,” Goforth said.

“We would end up selling a lot of leftover shirts at CTOPS for $5,” she added. “Even after that we would still end up donating some to local charities.”

The final change to this year’s T-shirts is the design. It will feature a ghoulish scene of a graveyard. The design also has bats flying and a moon in the background. Under the graphic are the words: “Bury William and Mary.”

Students have the option of purchasing a white, blue or black shirt. The black shirt will also have orange in its design to enhance the Halloween theme.

Students have welcomed the new ideas.

“I chose the black shirt because it was something different,” said freshman Candace Carter. “I have lots of blue, white and navy shirts already. It’s nice to have something unique.”

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