UAB football will once again be sporting the names of Children's Harbor patients on the back of their jerseys.
Children's Harbor is a Birmingham-based non-profit dedicated to strengthening the families of seriously ill children. The partnership began in 2016 with then-UAB head coach Bill Clark, who took members of his team to volunteer at Children's Harbor.
In 2017, Clark decided to have the names of the organization's patients on the back of his players' gray and lime jerseys.
On Saturday, October 7, around 100 children will be represented on the custom Children's Harbor/UAB jerseys for the school's first home contest in the American Athletic Conference against USF. The Bill Clark Family Foundation will provide a $25,000 donation so that each child will receive their special jersey at the end of the UAB football season.
"We started the Children's Harbor game in 2017 with the idea of playing for the patients and former patients of Children's Harbor," said Clark in a press release. "When we decided to put the names on the back of our jerseys, it made our team know they were playing for the names on the back and not just themselves. This game has turned into so much more than we even dreamed of and has truly become one of the best College Football traditions in the country."
Donations to support the Bill Clark Family Foundation can be made here. Every donation will directly benefit Children's Harbor.
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