The University of Oregon is well known for their innovative uniforms, but the team took it to the next level with these uniforms.
The team announced Thursday that it will wear these special “Stomp Out Cancer” uniforms for their Week 2 game against Nebraska.
According to ESPN’s Jake Trotter, cancer patients Joe MacDonald, Sophia Malinoski and Ethan Frank from Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland Oregon, designed these uniforms:
“We will do everything in our power to play with the same tenacity exemplified by Sophia, Ethan, Joe, and wearing this uniform is a great chance to honor them and their spirit and efforts,” Oregon head coach Willie Taggart said during Thursday’s unveiling, per Trotter.
Oregon will wear this gear Sept. 9 to commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Three years ago, they sported pink uniforms in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to Trotter, Oregon will put apparel on sale starting Sept. 4 and donate all proceeds to Doernbecher’s pediatric cancer fund.