I admit I'm biased. I know some of the players on this team (there are several from Spanish Fort... also some from Mobile, Satsuma and Gulf Shores) and I love watching them take the field.
But this weekend, when they hit the field, the names on their jerseys won't be the names I know.
And I think it's the coolest thing ever.
This weekend, all 100 UAB team members will have the name of a child, in memory or honor, on the back of their homecoming jersey during the game on Saturday, October 7th, at Legion Field.
Children’s Harbor "provides children with serious illnesses and their families a place to be themselves – to have fun and relax – while also receiving no-cost services that make life a bit easier for the whole family."
These kids will never forget the day a college football player wore their name on the field. I hope they do this every year... it's huge, for players, fans and the kids.
UAB isn't the only team this season making an impact for kids. I'm hoping this is a trend that continues.