Big announcement at Coach Spurrier’s weekly press conference today – as part of a partnership between the university, the Wounded Warrior Project and Under Armour, the football team will wear specially designed uniforms with desert camo against Florida on Nov. 14. In addition, the names on the jerseys will be removed and replaced with core values of the Wounded Warrior Project – words such as “Courage” and “Service.”
The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the U.S. Armed Forces. The organization provides aid, support and opportunities for service men and women wounded in battle.
Three honorary captains from the Wounded Warrier Project will be part of the Gamecock football team during the Florida game week. They will speak to the team Thursday and be on the sidelines when South Carolina faces the Gators.
Several of the jerseys will be auctioned on GamecocksOnline.com after the game. 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. In addition, proceeds from South Carolina/Wounded Warrior gear purchased by fans will benefit the organization. Gear is available at the South Carolina Bookstore now.
I’ll have images of the team jerseys up later this afternoon. Here’s a photo of the cleats the team will wear: