Athens Mayor Ric Abel (center) proclaims Green and White Friday during his Sept. 4 press conference with Larry Payne (left), representing the Athens Area Chamber of Commerece, and Ohio Head Coach Brian Knorr.
ATHENS, Ohio – Mayor Richard Abel, during a Sept. 4 press conference, declared every Friday during Ohio's football season to be Green and White Friday in the city of Athens. In an official proclamation, Mayor Abel urged all residents, business owners and their employees to wear green and white apparel and to showcase Ohio Football displays in their windows on Fridays this autumn.
“For the fifth year, the Chamber of Commerce and the city have sponsored Green and White Friday in Athens, in support of the Ohio University football team,” said Abel. “We thank the Chamber, represented by Larry Payne, and Coach Brian Knorr, representing the Bobcats.”
“We get tremendous support from the city of Athens,” said Knorr, in his second year as Ohio’s head coach. “It’s an honor for us as coaches and players from Ohio Football to represent the city that gives us great support on Saturdays when we play in Peden Stadium.”
Office of the Mayor Proclamation
WHEREAS: The Ohio University Football Program represents the City of Athens and Ohio University; and WHEREAS: Head Coach Brian Knorr and the team represent us nationally in Division I-A football and have created widespread interest and support of the Ohio Football Program; and WHEREAS: The City of Athens is proud to be home of the OHIO BOBCAT Football Team; and WHEREAS: The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring GREEN and WHITE Friday; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Richard Abel, Mayor of the City of Athens, Ohio, do hereby proclaim every Friday during OHIO FOOTBALL season to be:
GREEN AND WHITE FRIDAY
in the City of Athens. All residents, business owners and their employees are urged to wear GREEN and WHITE apparel and/or showcase GREEN and WHITE OHIO FOOTBALL displays.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have subscribed my name and caused the seal of the City of Athens to be affixed this 4th day of September, in the year of our Lord, Two-Thousand and Two.