Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to #LightItBlue Thursday night

Published 1:59 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2020

To celebrate workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, more than 150 venues will light up in blue on Thursday at 8 p.m., including Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. 

In a collective salute to the millions of essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, city skylines and communities across the country will transform into a beacon of blue as part of the global #LightItBlue initiative. 

More than 150 major sporting and entertainment venues, landmarks and historic buildings and sports, civic and arts organizations from coast to coast will use existing LED technology to illuminate in blue and post LED messages of support. In a worrisome time of isolation and uncertainty, the effort aims to create a universal moment of solidarity and support.  

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“We’ve been so inspired over the past few weeks by the cheers of our neighbors around the world – and we wanted to bring this collective gratitude to an even bigger stage here in the U.S.,” said lead organizer of the movement, Joe Zenas, CEO at Thinkwell Group, a design and production agency. “This is a heartfelt ‘thank you’ from those of us at home to those of us who are going to work each day to keep our country going.” 

The campaign invites Americans to join in at home by wearing blue, decorating windows and doorways with blue and sharing their own images or messages to essential workers with the hashtag #LightItBlue. Join the conversation and follow along on Twitter using @LightItBlue.