The University of Miami & adidas Unveil New 'Military Appreciation Day' Alternate Football Uniforms
The University of Miami and adidas today unveiled the Hurricanes' new 'Military Appreciation Day' Primeknit alternate football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, November 7th when the Hurricanes take on Virginia at Sun Life Stadium in front of a nationally-televised audience. Designed in collaboration with the University of Miami athletic department, the special edition uniforms pays homage to the U.S. military and creates a bold new alternate look for the Hurricanes.
To honor those who have served and currently serve our country, players will don a camouflage TECHFIT baselayer with an oversized metallic silver "U" overlaid on top of it, khaki socks and camouflage adizero 5-Star 4.0 gloves that all incorporate the colors of U.S. Army Delta Force uniforms. Prominently featuring an oversized metallic silver "U" logo, the adizero 5-Star 4.0 gloves feature 4-way stretch mesh for compression fit and GripTack 2.0 for consistent control in all weather conditions.
Accenting the camouflage theme, the helmet, jersey and pants are a bold black and feature metallic silver oversized "U" logos on the shoulder pads, pants and helmet. The jerseys are highlighted with player numbers in the Hurricanes' signature orange colorway and outlined with metallic silver. Additionally, the pants feature metallic silver striping on the right leg that incorporates hurricane style cuts and patterns, while left leg features "Miami' in oversized metallic silver text. To cap off the look, the "Canes" moniker is strategically placed across the chest in metallic silver with orange outlines.
To complete the military homage, the Hurricanes will debut the new Delta Force inspired Dark Ops 2016 adizero 5-Star 5.0 x KEVLAR® and 2016 Dark Ops 2016 adidas Freak x KEVLAR® cleats, constructed from a durable, flexible canvas – similar to military accessories and footwear. Embroidered stripes pay tribute to the insignia found on elite forces uniforms, and stitching reinforced with KEVLAR® provides durability and strength. The 5-STAR FRAME, featuring a KEVLAR® reinforced plate, is the optimum blend of lightweight, strength and traction.
Further honoring our nation's active duty members and veterans, the University of Miami has partnered with the Miami VA Fisher House to host honorary captains and provide 1,000 free tickets to veterans and current members of the military. Additionally, the Hurricanes will and donate game worn jerseys and helmets to be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Miami VA Healthcare System.
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About Miami VA Healthcare System
The Miami VA Healthcare System is a 4 star, Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 1A facility serving 60,000 Veterans in three South Florida counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe. Offering a complete array of primary care, specialty care, mental health treatment options for Veterans, the Miami VA Healthcare System is honored to serve America's heroes as they transition from military to civilian life at any of their 9 South Florida locations. For more information about how to enroll for care, visit www.miami.va.gov
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