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Mayor Declares Monday Ware Red Day, Version 2.0

Monday April 8, 2013

Most creative social media picture will win
mayor’s suite for Louisville Bats game

There should be just one color visible on Monday in Louisville -- Cardinal Red, Mayor Greg Fischer said, as he declared it Ware Red Day, Version 2.0.

He encouraged all residents to wear red and white in honor of the Cardinals reaching the men’s NCAA Championship Game -- and he expanded the challenge to Atlanta and New Orleans, where the women’s team is playing tonight for its chance to battle in the final game.

“I want the whole nation red with envy at our men’s and women’s teams,” Fischer said.

For Red Day, Fischer encouraged people to wear red, display it at home and at work -- and he issued a special challenge on social media.

He encouraged people to snap photos of their red and white creativity and post them by tagging the mayor on Twitter @louisvillemayor and with the hashtag #RedDay. People may also post them on Facebook -- at Mayor Greg Fischer.

The person or group of people with the most creative picture will win the mayor’s private suite for a Louisville Bats game this summer. The suite seats 12 and the mayor will attend the game with the winners.

The mayor is also hoping to place a bet on the game with Ann Arbor, Michigan Mayor John Hieftje.

“We’ve got an all-points bulletin out on Mayor Hieftje,” Fischer said. “We called the Ann Arbor Police this morning in hopes of reaching him to make a bet of national significance. We are eagerly awaiting his call.”