Greeks try to 'Paint the Red Cross Blue'

9/24/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

Stop pawing the discount racks of Express and American Eagle for OK deals on designer duds -– get great deals.

Purchase new, discounted, in vogue jeans for fall at the Jot Travis Student Union Auditorium today through Thursday and help the University of Nevada, Reno Greek Life accumulate donations for the American Red Cross.

Greeks are selling designer jeans in the auditorium at discount prices from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "You can get $250 jeans for like $60," Ian McMenemy, Interfraternity Council Philanthropy chair said. "It's an easy way to help Red Cross."

The Greek Life Interfraternity Council is calling the event Blue Week with a pun in mind. With the slogan, "Paint the Red Cross blue during Blue Week," Greek Life wanted to illuminate the rivalry between UNR and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – especially with the football season approaching.

McMenemy and Oliva Cheunf, the Philanthropy Vice President on the Panhellenic Council created the slogan.

With every $100 spent during the event, $8 will go toward American Red Cross. "I think we should sell at least 100 pairs," Spencer Griffith, the Interfraternity Council President said.

Although the event isn't on the University of Nevada, Reno events calendar, the Greeks are handing out flyers, making banners and getting the Greek houses to spread the word.

All of the jeans were donated by designer stores at the end of each fashion season.


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