AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Auburn University's School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences got a funding boost Thursday to the tune of $30,000. The money was presented by Tiger Rags, a local business that specializes in all things Auburn.
Auburn students Russell Agnew, SFWS Forestry Club Toomer's Oak Coordinator and Ryan Mitchell, president of SFWS SGA accepted the check on behalf of the School.
The money was raised following news of the poisoning of Auburn's historic oak trees. The century old trees, campus landmarks, create the entrance to campus at the corner of Magnolia Avenue and College Street, also known as Toomer's Corner. The trees were poisoned after the 2010 Iron Bowl and are being closely monitored for signs of decay.
Tiger Rags, famous for Auburn game day memorabilia, created two special t-shirts and announced that it would donate $8 of the proceeds from each shirt sold to the SFWC scholarship fund.
Even after presenting a large check, Tiger Rags plans to keep giving. Additional donations will be made as more shirts are sold into the summer and during the upcoming football season.
Toomer's Oak commemorative t-shirts can be purchased at Tiger Rags in downtown Auburn or online at www.tigerrags.com.