Thirty years in the making, The Shirt 2019 will be revealed to Irish Fans across the globe this April 12th, with the Unveiling Ceremony starting at 4:30 pm EST. To celebrate The Shirt’s 30th anniversary, a special 30th anniversary commemorative item will also be unveiled at the ceremony. The committee is excited to announce that the celebration will be held at Eddy Street Commons. Many vendors on Eddy Street are providing special promotions to celebrate the Unveiling.
The Unveiling Ceremony for The Shirt 2019 will feature a variety of special guests. Patrick Warburton - known for his iconic characters on Seinfeld (David Puddy), The Emperor’s New Groove (Kronk), Bee Movie (Ken), Rules of Engagement (Jeff Bingham), and many more – will entertain guests as anticipation builds for the big reveal. To celebrate The Shirt’s 30th year, the project’s founder, Brennan Harvath (Class of 1991), will return to reveal a special 30th year collector’s item with its own unique design. The ceremony will also showcase talent across Notre Dame’s campus with performances from various student groups. The 2018 Home Depot National Coach of the Year and Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly will unveil The Shirt 2019 at 6:00 pm EST.
The Shirt will be available for purchase immediately after the reveal. Since the ceremony takes place at Eddy Street Commons, the line to purchase The Shirt 2019 will begin by the side of the main stage, near the Eddy Street location of Hammes Bookstore. Fans will be able to purchase the 2019 edition of The Shirt at both Hammes Bookstore locations. Parking will be available to those who use the garage entrance on either Napoleon Street or Burns Avenue.
Before the Unveiling, Mr. Warburton and Notre Dame football players will be available to sign autographs from 3:45 to 4:45pm in O'Rourke's Public House on Eddy Street. Additionally, members of The Shirt Project will be hosting a press conference in O'Rourke's ten minutes after the 2019 Shirt is unveiled.
For the past 30 years, The Shirt Project has unified the student body, alumni, and fans each football season. Proceeds from sales go towards student clubs and organizations, The Shirt Charity Fund, and the new Student Experience Fund, which ensures all students have access to the full Notre Dame experience. Over our 30-year history, over 2.9 million shirts have been sold, and $11.5 million has been raised for our charities.