November 21st, 2019 | by CollegeAD

With the help of complementary shakers and newly installed LED lights, Bulldog Red bleeds throughout Sanford Stadium on Georgia gamedays. The LED lights were installed this summer as a $950,000 investment. UGA Athletics spokesperson Claude Felton said the stadium lights were due for renovations. The UGAAA allocates 7% of its $140,000 promotions budget, or about $9,800, to purchasing new shakers for every gameday, according to Felton. A total of 365,000 shakers are ordered from Valley Decorating incrementally throughout the season, away games included. Because of the material, the shakers are not recyclable in traditional recycling facilities, UGA Office of Sustainability zero-waste intern Avery Lumsden said. The simplest solution is for game-goers to refuse the shakers, Lumsden said. However, if they still want to partake in the tradition, Lumsden said they can prolong the life of the shakers by taking better care of them. -Sherry Liang, The Red and Black. Read More.

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