UNA Pressroom

Krispy Kreme, Big River Broadcasting Sponsor Una Purple Reign Week

Aug. 23, 2009

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Big River Broadcasting are joining the University of North Alabama as sponsors of the university's Purple Reign Week. Purple Reign Week is a challenge to Shoals area businesses to decorate and show UNA spirit as the UNA Lions kick off their fall athletic season the first week of September.

The winner of the Purple Reign Week challenge - the local business showing the greatest UNA spirit - will receive breakfast from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts the morning of Sept. 8. Krispy Kreme coffee and doughnuts will be delivered to the business by the UNA fall season coaching staff. In addition to breakfast from Krispy Kreme, the winning business will receive 20 free tickets to the Sept. 5 UNA-Carson Newman College football game and 20 free tickets to the North Alabama Classic volleyball tournament in Flowers Hall. Big River Broadcasting's Q107 will broadcast live from a Purple Reign Week pep rally at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 on E. Mobile Street. The pep rally, open to the community, will feature each of UNA's five fall season teams and coaching staffs. Fall teams include football, men's and women's cross country, women's soccer and women's volleyball. Businesses competing in Purple Reign Week should enter by completing the form at www.una.edu/purple. That same Web site offers a downloadable coupon for 15 percent off of UNA decorations, apparel and other items at the UNA Campus Bookstore. The coupon is available to local businesses as well as all UNA fans and is good through the 2009-10 academic year. Purple Reign Week participants will be judged by the UNA Student Government Association beginning at 3 p.m. Sept. 4. Judging will bebased on three criteria: When the business began decorating for Purple Reign Week, employee participation in showing UNA spirit, and best decoration.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.una.edu/purple, e-mail advancement@una.edu or call 256-765-4670.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/