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Red Dragons Return to New York State Fair

Red Dragons Return to New York State Fair


SUNY Cortland alumni tend to have positive attitudes, but they can’t be accused of viewing the world through rose-colored glasses.

Their glasses are clearly Cortland red.

SUNY Cortland alumni, students, parents, supporters and fans will once again receive a free pair of Red Dragon sunglasses this weekend when they visit the College’s exhibit at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.

College representatives will be promoting SUNY Cortland at New York state’s largest annual event on Friday, Aug. 28, and Saturday, Aug. 29. Supporters are encouraged to wear their school colors when they pay a visit.

Cortland will be part of the State University of New York display, which this year returns to the Science and Industry Building, close to the Fair’s main entrance and right off the main Chevy Court thoroughfare.

Any students, alumni, parents or friends of the College who visit the exhibit will receive the free pair of Cortland sunglasses. Take a selfie of yourself with your new shades and share them on SUNY Cortland’s Facebook page. If your timing is right, you might even be able to include Blaze the Red Dragon himself in your photo. 

Fans of the Fair also might want to sign up for College volunteer opportunities. SUNY Cortland is looking to fill three, four-hour shifts per day of two volunteers. Volunteers will be asked to hand out giveaways and talk about the College.

In exchange, all volunteers will receive one free admission ticket to the Fair and a t-shirt. Tickets can be picked up at SUNY Cortland, or by making other arrangements with the College’s Public Relations Office at 607-753-5745.