December 7, 2013: Spartan Green Day

WHEREAS, for more than a century, the Michigan State University (MSU) Spartan football team has continuously demonstrated utmost commitment to the game, their school and their fans; and,  

WHEREAS, the 2013 Spartan Football team has enjoyed tremendous success as one of the top defensive teams in the nation. The Spartans completed a perfect Big Ten Regular Season, securing the Legends Division title; and,

WHEREAS, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Spartan Football Team, under the legendary leadership of Head Coach Mark Dantonio, will represent the Legends Division and the state of Michigan in the Third Annual Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis, IN; and,

WHEREAS, on Spartan Green Day, we encourage citizens throughout Michigan to wear green as we join with fans across the country and MSU students, alumni, faculty and staff to support and celebrate the 2013 MSU Spartan football team;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Saturday, December 7, 2013 as Spartan Green Day in Michigan.