The Shirt 2014 features new fabric on anniversary

first_imgMichael Yu | The Observer Students wondered what color, design and logo would adorn The Shirt 2014 as they stood waiting for the grand unveiling outside the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore enjoying free food and cheerleading performances.The unveiling ceremony, which takes place each year on the day before the Blue-Gold Spring Game, began at 6 p.m.Students who bought The Shirt after the ceremony received a 15 percent discount on up to two Shirts.This year’s shirt features the outside and inside of the football stadium on the front and back of The Shirt, respectively. The Shirt 2014 is heather blue made with a 60 percent cotton and 40 percent polyester blend, sophomore Camden Hill, The Shirt executive committee’s designer, said.Hill said an obstacle designers faced was deciding on a concept. He said designers had to first design the 25th anniversary logo before proceeding to work on the design of The Shirt.“From a design standpoint, I think we were trying to do something new this year but not radically different from the previous years. We had to keep it consistent with kind of the image The Shirt has created, but we were looking into different things,” Hill said. “We wanted try a different color and we thought the 25th anniversary would be a great time to try a new fabric as well. The heathered fabric gives it a unique look, unlike the two previous blues.”Hill said unlike the previous years where The Shirt focused on certain players, this year’s shirt focused on the stadium.Junior John Wetzel, president of The Shirt executive committee, said, “Coach Kelly has had tremendous success at home during his time as a head coach, which is why we thought it was appropriate to feature the stadium as the main focus in this years shirt. With the design on the back we were hoping to [portray] all the pieces of the full Notre Dame football experience by including the band, the fans and the players.”Wetzel said an obstacle was making sure that the timing of the unveiling was perfect. They had to coordinate Brian Kelly’s arrival, the committee members changing into their shirts, the band being prepped play while also coordinating online and social media releases, he said.The unveiling ceremony coordinators senior Catherine Simonson and sophomore Catherine Williams spearheaded the majority of planning and coordination of the performances for the actual unveiling ceremony, Wetzel said.The committee expects to sell around 20,000 shirts in the first day, Wetzel said.As for improvements for next year’s planning process, Hill said, “I thought what could’ve benefitted us was nailing down a more specific concept initially. We were a little nebulous going into the design process, and we thought we were more specific than we were. … In retrospect, it would’ve been better to have a better more solid understanding of the concept before designing the shirt.”Hill said he has noticed a generally positive reaction to this year’s shirt design.“I take the anonymous Twitter comments to be the most telling, because they have nothing to lose; they aren’t trying to appease me, and even from those, I’ve heard a lot of good and positive feedback,” Hill said. Tags: The Shirt 2014last_img read more

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Marrow match sought for girl

first_imgInformation about the “General Hospital” event is available at ghkidsevent.tripod.com. That Web site has information specifically on Hailey under the heading “Meet Hailey.” She needs blood donors now, said Amber McCarty, a campaign manager in Ventura County for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Donors who have O-negative blood can contribute to Hailey directly at Childrens Hospital. “She can’t receive a marrow transplant until she gets into remission,” McCarty said. “We need blood to keep her healthy now. But in the bigger picture it’s the marrow match that’s going to save her life.” “To get tested for marrow, it’s simply a cheek swab.” Dad Rick Kent is a construction project manager who has been working in the L.A. area recently, allowing him to visit his daughter. “My wife spends the week here and I spend the weekends and drop by every chance I get,” he said at the hospital. Hailey and her brother got into show business when their parents found out there was a demand for twins as child actors in Hollywood. Television producers like using twins, and when they were younger the 9-month-olds looked alike, so they could alternate playing the same character even though one was a boy and the other a girl, their father said. It’s the same way Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of Sherman Oaks got their start, alternately acting as the same character to help comply with child labor laws. Everyone in Hailey’s family has already been tested for a bone marrow match, including Ryan, and none of them are suitable. Officials said more than 200,000 people in the United States alone have leukemia and related blood cancers, and another 35,000 U.S. residents are expected to be diagnosed this year. But survival rates have improved from just 14 percent in 1960 to better than 49 percent today, thanks to advances in medical treatment and efforts like the National Marrow Donor Program. “She’s just an amazing child,” Hailey’s father said. “She goes through hell pretty much, but will end up smiling.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602 Get involved A bone marrow donor drive March 24 will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ralphs supermarket, 2726 E. Los Angeles Ave. in Simi Valley. A drive May 12 will be held at the Simi Valley Street Fair on Cochran Street between Sequoia and Galena avenues from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The child actor’s luau to raise money for leukemia patients will be held at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, 12825 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. It will include a blood drive and marrow screening from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Amber McCarty, the campaign manager for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, at (805) 201-7150, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles at (323) 660-2450, or Holly Collier of the National Marrow Donor Program at (714) 800-1612. SIMI VALLEY – Hailey Joy Kent and her brother Ryan are twins and child actors. But while one is healthy and thriving, the other is fighting for her life. The twins were born June 6, but at just 4 months old, Hailey developed a low-grade fever and began vomiting. A few tests later, doctors gave her parents the bad news – acute lymphocytic leukemia. She has been undergoing chemotherapy off and on for months at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is helping organize two drives in Simi Valley through the National Marrow Donor Program to help her and others who need transplants. “We thought that she had the flu or something,” said Hailey’s father, Rick, who along with his wife, Maria, has been spending as much time as possible with Hailey at the hospital. “The staff here at Childrens Hospital is just amazing,” he said. “The nurses go the extra distance. Maria is pretty much here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They really are great people here.” Hailey and Ryan have been getting calls to appear on television shows, but Hailey has been unable to do so. And since they play the same character as twins, they always work together. “She’s been sick and losing weight,” her mother said. “We need to get her back into remission so we can start the bone marrow.” Her father said the nurses at Childrens Hospital gathered around the television set to watch her when she and her brother appeared on an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” They’ve also had parts in “Medium” and “Standoff.” Hailey’s agent also represents child actors on the television series “General Hospital,” so in addition to the Simi Valley marrow donor events, a July 13 luau to raise money for leukemia patients and to screen potential marrow donors will be held at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City with some of the “General Hospital” child actors. last_img read more