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College Friday 2012: Free food offers for wearing college gear

Showing your support is as easy as getting dressed in the morning!
Showing your support is as easy as getting dressed in the morning!

College In Colorado will host the 7th Annual College Friday on Friday (April 6) and Colorado residents are being ask to help raise awareness about the importance of higher education for today’s youth.

How can you help raise the awareness? It’s easy, simply wear your favorite college logo apparel. Not only will wearing college apparel signify your support of College in Colorado, you can also receive some free food!

Visit any participating Qdoba on Friday and receive free chips and queso. Cold Stone Creamery will be giving away free “Like-It” sized ice cream from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., (see participating locations) and if you go to IKEA, you can choose to receive either a free ice cream or coffee. However, wherever you decide to go for your food freebies, you must be wearing your college apparel to receive these deals.

If you are a business owner, you could win Cold Stone ice cream for 20 people at your office. To enter, simply upload a picture of your staff wearing their college gear to 850 KOA News Radio’s website by 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Winners will be awarded and announced by 850 KOA at 3:00 p.m.

What’s the story behind College in Colorado? Colorado ranks in the top five states nationwide for the greatest number of degree holders per capita and yet only one in five Colorado ninth-grade students will earn a college degree. This ranking puts our state in the bottom quartile nationally. College In Colorado was initiated by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) for the purpose of promoting access to, affordability of, and success in higher education for all Colorado students.

A cornerstone of the campaign is the organizations website ( designed to be a one-stop resource for students and parents to plan, apply and pay for college. On the site, parents and student can find valuable information and resources such as career, high school, college, and financial aid planning as well as a place to create and keep a portfolio.

For more information about College Friday and how you can participate, go to College Friday

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