Friday, February 5, 2010

DUKE’S YELLOW PATCH EXPLAINED

We’ve been wondering what the bright yellow patch on the upper right portion of the Blue Devil uniforms is all about.

The patch is a show of support for the both people of Haiti as they recover from last month’s massive earth quake and for a national fundraising effort to help in the ravaged country’s recovery. The campaign, titled “Save Haiti Saturday,” ran through today’s games, and has already raised more than $1 million in pledges from businesses that have agreed to donate a portion of their Saturday sales to the cause.

Three Duke graduates, including former basketball manager and current Miami Heat Vice-President of Basketball Operations Nick Arison are among those spearheading the “Save Haiti Saturday” initiative.
The program is also being supported by numerous celebrities, including Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Lenny Kravitz and former Duke players Carlos Boozer, Shane Battier, Chris Duhon and Mike Dunleavy.

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