Auburn students planning to ‘surprise’ football team with march, pep rally at Thursday’s practice

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In a mass email sent early Wednesday afternoon to leaders of various campus organizations, Auburn SGA president Owen Parrish called for Auburn students to “Be Auburn for Auburn” by marching Thursday from Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum to the football practice fields “to cheer on and encourage our Tigers with a surprise showing of support during practice.”

Fellow students,

In 1943 George Petrie coined the phrase, “I believe in Auburn and love it.” There is no doubt that Petrie’s words still ring true, even in tough seasons, and I am still proud to be a part of Auburn and the Auburn family. Right now, our football team and its staff need the Auburn family for encouragement and support more than ever before.

For this reason, I am asking each of you to join me, the Auburn student body, the Auburn community, and the Auburn family TOMORROW, October 25, at 5:15 p.m. at the south end of the Coliseum parking lot. From there, we will all move to the football practice fields to cheer on and encourage our Tigers with a surprise showing of support during practice. We are gathering as a family, unbeknownst to the football team, in order to Be Auburn for Auburn

Our team needs us, and I know we can be there for them Thursday night.  This is more important than a football game and more important than wins and losses; this is for the betterment of Auburn. Let’s stay later and yell louder, because we believe in Auburn and love it.

 Be Auburn For Auburn,

Owen Parrish

President, Student Government Association

An AUInvolve website has also been created to advertise the event.

h/t David Adams.

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