OU MEDIA RELATIONS
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The University of Oklahoma has partnered with Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa to utilize logos from all three institutions to develop the 2013 Oklahoma Disaster Relief Shirt. Net proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be donated directly to the United Way to aid disaster relief and recovery efforts across the state of Oklahoma.
After deadly tornadoes impacted areas across the state on May 19-20, the University of Oklahoma implemented a benefit merchandise program for a third straight year to benefit affected Oklahomans. This year’s T-shirt – featuring Oklahoma State and Tulsa logos for the first time – will sell for $19.95 and will be available through the official OU online store at shop.soonersports.com, operated by Fanatics. A longsleeve version of the shirt is also available for $24.95 at shop.soonersports.com.
Both shirts will be produced by Box Seat Clothing Company, an official OU licensee. The shirts will only be available online to help ensure the United Way realizes the greatest benefit from the sales of this one-of-kind shirt design. The OSU and Tulsa online stores operated by Fanatics will also have the shirts available. Flat-rate shipping is available for only $5.99 regardless of the quantity of shirts ordered.
The United Way works directly with agencies such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army that have been providing round-the-clock assistance to Oklahomans in need. Services provided include opening and operating shelters, case management for those experiencing loss, mobile feeding sites for those working in disaster-affected areas, and more. Disaster relief efforts are provided free of charge and are entirely supported by financial contributions. The University of Oklahoma is proud to once again assist in these efforts to aid our fellow Oklahomans and is especially pleased to partner with Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa.