Purdue, community leaders join to announce spirit contest

July 26, 2012  

Re: News conference for Purdue Spirit Community Contest

When: 11 a.m., Monday, July 30

Where: Tippecanoe County Courthouse, near intersection of Fourth and Columbia streets

Participants: Purdue Acting President Timothy Sands, Purdue Athletics Director Morgan Burke, Purdue football coach Danny Hope, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, and Tippecanoe County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh

Representatives from Purdue University, Tippecanoe County, and the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette will join to announce the Purdue Spirit Community Contest, which is open to individuals and businesses.

The initiative aims to bring a greater sense of community support and spirit for the Purdue football team during the upcoming season, while also highlighting the economic impact on the Lafayette-West Lafayette communities.

Details on the spirit contest will be given at the news conference, along with the benefits and prizes for those who participate. Purdue cheerleaders will participate in a ceremonial flag raising at the courthouse to kick off the initiative.

The Tippecanoe County Courthouse was selected as site for the new conference to signify the unifying initiative between the Lafayette, West Lafayette and Purdue communities.

The event is open to the public, and all event participants will be available for interviews.

CONTACT: Brian Peloza, Purdue News Service, 765-490-4178, bpeloza@purdue.edu

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