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Lose the Blues Campaign Starts Nov. 6

Lose the Blues Campaign Starts Nov. 6


The annual Cortaca Jug game is nearly here, which means it is time to Lose the Blues.

There is an easy way to get some SUNY Cortland red-and-white gear and get into the Cortaca spirit.

SUNY Cortland students can receive a 2018 Cortaca T-shirt by trading in an article of blue clothing. Students at Ithaca College participate in a similar Shed the Red campaign and all of the donated clothing from both schools is given to the Thrifty Shopper Rescue Mission.

To pick up a Cortaca T-shirt, bring an article of clothing for donation at one of the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House (20 Tompkins St.)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 from noon to 2 p.m. in the main lobby of Brockway Hall
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center lobby

Shirts are limited to one per student and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to donate a blue item of clothing but volunteers will accept donations of any color.

The winning T-shirt design comes from freshman communication and media studies major Hallie Weinman from Belmont, N.Y. Weinman, above right, posed with President Erik J. Bitterbaum and this year’s shirt.

Lose the Blues is sponsored by the SUNY Cortland Alumni Association, the Student Government Association, the Cortland College Foundation, Inc., the Student Activities Board, the William L. Haines ’63 President’s Discretionary Fund and the SUNY Cortland Sport Management Club.

Students are encouraged to share photos on social media using the hashtags #LoseTheBlues and #CortacaJug.