Under Armour Creates Custom Jerseys in Support of Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2009, select college football teams have worn specially-designed uniforms by the Under Armour brand to honor the Wounded Warrior Project. After the game, these jerseys are auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the organization.
On this morning’s Fox and Friends, two retired U.S. Army sergeants, John Irwin who served with the 82nd Airborne Division and Anna Swanson, who is also a 9/11 first responder, discussed what it means for these players to support our U.S. soldiers.
Irwin said, “It was an honor to be part of it and to know that these college teams are taking a time out from their schedules and their normal routines to honor our service and the service of the men and women that are still over there today.”
Swanson added, “It also lets us know that our soldiers are not forgotten and that there’s still people that are concerned about our safety and well-being.”
Irwin also discussed his transition to civilian life after being hit by roadside bomb while serving in the Army. “It was a tough transition because you’re coming back into civilian life and you’re giving up everything you’ve known, for me, for the last eight years. After those injuries, the Wounded Warrior Project stepped in and they really brought back a sense of camaraderie and family and brotherhood, something a lot of us miss everyday when you’re not in that uniform anymore.”