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Terps to wear camo uniforms to salute veterans

October 20, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) -- The University of Maryland and University of South Carolina football teams will wear uniforms with camouflage designs during their games Nov. 14 to honor military veterans and promote the Wounded Warrior Project.

The black with tan camouflage uniforms, designed by Under Armour, will have a Wounded Warrior logo on them. Instead of players' names, the backs of the jerseys will have words such as courage, loyalty, integrity and service.

The Wounded Warrior Project acts as an advocate for injured service men and women in Washington and provides services and programs for them.

Announcements of the promotion were scheduled Tuesday on the campuses of Maryland and South Carolina.

"This is an amazing platform that will help us let others know about what we do and why honoring and empowering wounded warriors is so important," Steven Nardizzi, executive director of the Wounded Warrior Project, said in a release.

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The 23rd-ranked Gamecocks play No. 2 Florida that day, and Maryland faces No. 15 Virginia Tech. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.

Some jerseys will be auctioned off after the games on the university Web sites, with all of the money being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Under Armour apparel and team gear with the Wounded Warrior logo, such as hooded sweat shirts and polo shirts, will be sold in college bookstores, and a portion of the proceeds will go to WWP.

"Partnering with an organization such as the Wounded Warrior Project allows Under Armour a unique opportunity to connect with college football fans and our athletes on a whole new level, while also supporting the overall mission of the Wounded Warrior Project," Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour, said in a statement.

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