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Orange Peel pays it forward

Friday, September 2, 2005

The state of Oklahoma is no stranger to disasters and emergency situations. 

From countless destructive tornadoes to the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Building, Oklahomans have depended on the generosity and goodwill of others. With the recent Gulf Coast area devastation, the 2005 Orange Peel committee sought a way to “pay it forward” to the people of the Gulf Coast area.

The Orange Peel committee announced Thursday that proceeds from the 2005 event will benefit the American Red Cross, one of the many agencies helping with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.

“This is a great opportunity for the OSU community and the state of Oklahoma to help our friends and families affected by the storm get back on their feet,” said Emily Grober, assistant marketing director.

One of those people who has been directly effected by Hurricane Katrina is OSU junior offensive lineman Corey Hilliard. Hilliard’s family, originally from New Orleans, has fled the city and sought refuge in neighboring Baton Rouge. 

The 2005 Orange Peel will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16 at Boone Pickens Stadium. The show features Jason Mraz, Lit, comedian Pablo Francisco and emcee Mr. Orange Power.

Now in its 10th year, Orange Peel is the largest student-run and managed event in Oklahoma, with more than 250 OSU students donating their time and energy to producing the university’s largest pep rally and concert event.

For tickets, visit or call 1-877-OSU-PEEL.

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