The University of Toledo announced a new spirit campaign called “Rocket Thursdays” to encourage students, faculty, staff and all Rocket fans to wear Midnight Blue and Gold Rocket gear every Thursday.
The first “Rocket Thursday” will be Aug. 25, the first Thursday of fall semester, and continue throughout the academic year.
“UT students, staff and alumni have a proud tradition of supporting their school, so we are encouraging all Rockets to show their school spirit every Thursday by wearing Rocket gear, or by simply including blue and gold in their outfit that day,” Heather Lutz, assistant athletic director for marketing, sales and fan experience, said. “We want everyone to show the Toledo community and all of Rocket Nation how much they love their Rockets.”
Throughout the year, the UT Athletic Department will post photos of UT employees, students, alumni and fans wearing their Rocket gear on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans also will be encouraged to post their own photos using the hashtag #RocketThursdays. Weekly winners will be selected among photos showing the most school pride. Prizes will include tickets to UT football and basketball games, gift cards to Rocky’s Locker, and Rocket gear. One person from both the Main/Scott Park Campus and Health Science Campus will be chosen as winners.
The University also announced it will hold a pep rally Thursday, Sept. 8, to promote the football team’s home opener vs. Maine Saturday, Sept. 10. The first in a series, the pep rallies will take place on Centennial Mall in front of the Student Union.