September 8, 2011
"White Out" set for Arkansas State game
Fans encouraged to donate books at gates

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech football program announced today a “White Out” is planned for the fourth consecutive year. The Hokies will wear white uniforms and a special white helmet in their contest with Arkansas State, which will start at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.

The white helmets will feature the old T within the V logo which was worn by the Virginia Tech football teams from 1974-1977. The helmets will be put up for auction on at a later date.

White Out T-shirts for the game are available to purchase from the University Bookstores including the University Bookstore on-campus, Volume Two Bookstore in University Mall and the Hokie Shops in Lane Stadium, and are also available on line at The shirts sell for $7 and the proceeds from the sales will go to Herma’s Readers, a non-profit organization that promotes the power of reading and literacy to youngsters during their formative years, grades K-3. The organization is a tribute to Tech coach Frank Beamer’s late mother, Herma Beamer, who taught in Virginia for over 30 years.

In addition, all fans are encouraged to bring a book to be donated to the Herma’s Readers program. Books will be collected by the Virginia Tech baseball team as part of their “19 Ways” program at the gates the day of the game. All books will be donated to elementary schools within the state of Virginia.

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