Football jerseys worn by the Georgia Southern Eagles in just a single game are on sale online to benefit two university programs.
The digital camo jerseys worn on Military Appreciation Day can be purchased through auction. The starting big on each is $200, the estimated cost of the Nike Pro-Combat piece.
"We had an idea going in that they would be sold for something like this," noted equipment manager Stewart Carter, whose staff helped sew military patches to each of the jerseys. "It's nice to be able to wear a color on a certain day in tribute to a cause, it's another thing when that cause benefits from it."
The money raised by the auction will benefit the university's ROTC program and the Military Resource Center. University president Dr. Brooks Keel feels the center is more than just "a place".
"It's how our former or current military students connect with other people in the same position, with the same experiences. It's where they can get counseling on the transition from the military to university life. They help them with which classes to take, which degrees are available."
The jerseys themselves are also part of Eagle history.
"They mark the only time in our team's existence that we played in anything but blue jerseys with white numbers or white jerseys with blue numbers. To me, that makes them very special," stated head coach Jeff Monken.
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:05:47 GMT
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