Nearly $300,000 in shirts, caps prepped if Texas had won BCS championship heading for HaitiBy AP
Thursday, February 4, 2010
About $300,000 in Texas no-win BCS items for Haiti
AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas is sending nearly $300,000 worth of clothing to Haiti to help earthquake victims.
The 13,000 shirts and 1,000 caps were produced to celebrate a Longhorns’ victory in the Jan. 7 national championship game against Alabama. Texas lost the game 37-21.
University Co-op spokeswoman Casey Ellis says the shirts retail for $20 each, while the cap price was $22. Instead, they will be sent to Haiti on Friday with the help of various charity groups.
The co-op is the main distributor of Longhorns’ merchandise and apparel.
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