Appeal from the CAA President and Chairman, Big Red Committee:
The Citadel Alumni Association is issuing a personal appeal to its members to please consider an immediate donation of $50.00, $100.00 or what ever amount you would like to contribute for the continued display, maintenance and permanent return of the original "Big Red" on display in the Holliday Alumni Center.
Big Red came home and was unveiled on Friday, March 19, 2010. It is hard to believe that the initial four year loan period has passed. The loan has been extended for an additional four years. During this time, the Committee has continued research on the flag; the report is now well over 300 pages, and is pursuing with Iowa the permanent display of "The Flag" in the Alumni Center. Additionally, we have continued the work on our trademark and have signed royalty contracts with local vendors.
As you are aware, our football team played in Big Red Jerseys, at Homecoming, that we purchased for them and had special helmets with Big Red on the side. It was very well received. As a result, the Baseball Team requested Big Red Jerseys to wear in two games each season. Those were purchased by the CAA.
Unfortunately, all of these things continue to cost money and it has been our belief throughout that Big Red should stand on its own and not require funds drawn from the Alumni Association which would dilute our support of The Citadel, the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and our alumni. It was through the generosity of our Alumni that brought our flag home; please help us by going to the TCF website and making an online donation.
Edward B. Carter, '66
Colonel, USAF Ret.
Chairman, Big Red Committee
CAA President 2008-2009
Mail Checks to:
Big Red Flag Fund
The Citadel Foundation
171 Moultrie St
Charleston, SC 29409
The above image known as Big Red is a registered Trademark of the Citadel Alumni Association and any use, reproduction and/or sale of the image is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the Citadel Alumni Association.