UAB football players wearing names of Children’s Harbor kids’ names on their backs

The mother of Jackson “Jack Jack” who passed away. Photo courtesy of Children’s Harbor

I challenge all the college football people like Paul Finbaum, Reece Davis or Kirk Herbstreit to come up with a more meaningful and special college football homecoming tradition than the one between UAB and Children’s Harbor.

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A special tradition: UAB Football players to wear Children’s Harbor kids’ names on their backs for homecoming

Julie Brandrup and UAB Head Coach Bill Clark. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

For the 3rd straight year, the UAB Football team will honor and memorialize the children and families served by Children’s Harbor by wearing the names of patients on the back of their jerseys for Homecoming.

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Playing for the names on their backs. UAB football and Children’s Harbor inspires Birmingham

Photo from UAB Athletics Facebook page.

Today’s UAB Homecoming football game is more than a match-up between the top two teams in Conference USA. It is the game, the UAB football players play for the children and families at Children’s Harbor. A game they will remember for the rest of their lives.

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Pig Iron BBQ Challenge on Oct. 19 supports Children’s Harbor. Vulcan Materials Company participates for 22nd year. Get the deets here.

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Vulcan Materials Company’s “Haunted Hog Asylum”-themed tent at the 2017 Pig Iron BBQ Challenge. Photo submitted

It’s one of the oldest barbecue competitions in Birmingham, and it is all for a good cause. Children’s Harbor is a local nonprofit that provides essential free services to seriously ill children and their families. Come out to see Vulcan Materials Company throw down with more than 30 corporate teams at the 22nd Annual Pig Iron BBQ Challenge at the Hoover Met on Friday, October 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and kids 12 and under get in free.

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