The Shirt 2018 will be unveiled outside the Hammes Bookstore at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, April 20, during a celebration beginning at 4 p.m. The ceremony is open to the public and will feature entertainment from student groups, food, giveaways and special guests, This year’s Shirt was produced in association with Colosseum Athletics.
The Shirt Committee is very proud to announce that the guest of honor at the unveiling this year will be former Notre Dame football star Jaylon Smith. Smith played for the Fighting Irish from 2013 until 2015. During that time, he won several awards, including the 2015 Dick Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s top linebacker. Smith was a consensus All-American in 2015 and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Notre Dame Head Football Coach Brian Kelly is scheduled to unveil The Shirt 2018 with Smith at 6 p.m., and The Shirt will be available for purchase in the bookstore for $18 immediately following the ceremony. Students will receive a 15% discount for buying The Shirt after the unveiling ceremony. For the first time, this year’s version of The Shirt will also be offered in an infant onesie.
Every year, The Shirt Project designs a T-shirt, believed to be the highest selling piece of college apparel in the country, for the upcoming Notre Dame football season. Last season more than 130,000 Shirts were sold. Proceeds from sales benefit student clubs and organizations, The Shirt Charity Fund, and the new Student Experience Fund, which ensures that all students have access to the full Notre Dame experience. Over the past 29 years, over 2.5 million shirts have been sold, raising over $11 million. To learn more, visit theshirt.nd.edu and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using @TheShirtND.