Themed Games

Hammer Down Cancer: October 11, 2014

Purdue's Hammer Down Cancer football game is slated for October 11 when the Boilermakers take on the Michigan State University. Fans are asked to wear cancer-supporting shirts to help those battling the disease and honor those who have survived. The Purdue football team also plans to display their support for cancer research by wearing pink shoelaces and wristbands during the game.

Cancer is a disease that has directly touched the lives of so many Boilermakers, which is why Purdue is committed to making a difference in cancer prevention and research.

A portion of the proceeds from the Hammer Down Cancer Game shirts will benefit the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, which brings together the best minds from within Purdue University and beyond to study cancers where they start - inside the cell. The Cancer Research Center discovers how cancers develop, progress and respond to treatment. Their work leads to the advancement of new medicines, diagnostic tools and treatment devices.

Military Appreciation Day Game: November 8, 2014

Purdue University plans to recognize an important presence in our nation today, an entity that impacts each and every Boilermaker in a significant way, the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Purdue has declared its November 8 game against the University of Wisconsin as its Military Appreciation Day game. The Military Appreciation Day game gives Boilermakers a time and place on which to focus and draw attention to our many expressions of appreciation and recognition of our armed services.

A portion of the proceeds from the Military Appreciation Day shirts will support the ‘Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities’ (EBV) program at Purdue University. The EBV program was founded by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in 2007, and wasquickly adopted by other major business schools around the country. Purdue’s Krannert School of Management offered its first EBV in 2009. The logic behind the program was to leverage the academic expertise within business schools to serve those men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country. The EBV program offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 soldiers, sailors, aviators, and marines with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.

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