In concordance with College Colors Day, which will take place Sept. 3 nationwide, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry proclaimed the day before the Louisville game Blue/White Day. Newberry made the announcement at Friday's annual Kickoff Luncheon.
On Sept. 3, the Friday of the annual Governor's Cup clash between UK and Louisville, Newberry is asking all Lexington residents to where blue or white in support of the University of Kentucky and its football team.
The proclamation comes two months after Gov. Steve Beshear announced the nationwide proclamation within the Commonwealth of Kentucky (proclamation from Beshear pictured to the right).
College Colors Day, which coincides with both students going back to school and the kickoff of intercollegiate athletics, seeks to celebrate the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great by encouraging student, alumni and fans to wear the apparel of their favorite college.
Businesses are encouraged to participate. You can register your organization and find out more at www.collegecolorsday.com.