UAB to honor children's hospital patients in special uniform recognition
For the third straight year, UAB will honor patients from a local children’s hospital on the field. The Blazers released the roster below of patients matched with players, who will wear their children’s names on their jersey nameplate.
For the game against Old Dominion, UAB tweeted, “This week, it IS about playing for the name on the back.”
The Blazers will wear their alternate grey and lime jerseys, and the jerseys will then be donated to those patients for them to keep. This is the third year honoring Children’s Harbor, and each homecoming game has come down to the final possession.
Children’s Harbor serves seriously ill children and their families through unique, no-cost services at the Family Center inside the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham. The goal is to honor and memorialize the children and their families.
The UAB football team adopted Children’s Harbor as one of their community charities in 2016 and the Blazers make regular trips to the hospital to build relations and encourage patients.
The game against Old Dominion on Saturday will kick at 3 p.m. local time at Legion Field.
This week, it IS about playing for the name on the back.
UAB Football + @ChildrensHarbor
— UAB Football (@UAB_FB) October 13, 2019