Coach Hope Encourages Community Support

Flag raising at the press conference for the “SpiritMakers” and “Boilermaker Flag Revelry” campaigns.
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Head football coach Danny Hope, along with the mayors of West Lafayette and Lafayette, kicked off the “SpiritMakers” campaign at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse on July 30, 2012. Fans, students, residents, and business owners are encouraged to show their Boilermaker spirit through window and lawn decor, flying the Purdue flag, and dressing in Boilermaker gear.

A contest is being held for the best “SpiritMakers” in Tippecanoe county. Individuals and businesses can submit photos showing off their spirit to

In addition, the “Boilermaker Revelry” campaign, which will run Aug. 13-Sept. 1, will see which city — West Lafayette or Lafayette–can fly the most Purdue flags.

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About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.