The UAB football program is set to break out some alternate uniforms that have a very special meaning.
A report published on ESPN Tuesday morning has people taking notice of their creative, and heart-warming attempts to make a difference in the community.
When the Blazers take the field on Oct. 7 against Louisiana Tech, they’ll do so with the intention to uplift and inspire the patients at Children’s Harbor, a nearby hospital just one block from campus.
All UAB players will have the name of an ill child on the back of their jersey instead of their own.
Children’s Harbor and UAB partnered for the first time last season, but UAB coach Bill Clark hopes that it’s only the beginning of an ongoing partnership.
“Children’s Harbor has absolutely become a part of the Blazer family,” Clark said.”I intend for this relationship to grow with our program. As we build, there will be even more we can do to provide encouragement and a positive distraction to support the terrific work Children’s Harbor does.”
The Blazers will also give away 100 jerseys to the patients and their families after the game, and intend to fill an entire section of the stadium with Children’s Harbor families.
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