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Special NIU jerseys to be auctioned for benefit of active heroes

Posted: Monday, Nov 4th, 2013

DEKALB — Special game jerseys worn by the Northern Illinois University Huskies during their Mid-American Conference midweek match-up versus Ball State on Wednesday, Nov. 13, will be auctioned to benefit Active Heroes, a charity that supports veterans, active military and their families, NIU and Active Heroes announced Friday.

During NIU’s Heroes game, when the Huskies will honor past and present members of the military, as well as fire, police and other first responders, NIU will wear one-of-a-kind black jerseys produced by Adidas especially for the Huskies, featuring stars on one shoulder and stripes on another. The word “Heroes” will appear on the back of every jersey. The Huskies’ helmet decals for the game will have stars and stripes inside the letters “NIU” within the logo.

Since Friday, Nov. 1 and through Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 11:59 p.m., fans can log on to the NIU Active Heroes Auction website at niu.activeheroes.org to bid on one or several of the 99 jerseys that will be made available and auctioned to the public. The only way to obtain one of these special NIU Heroes game jerseys is through the NIU Active Heroes Jersey Auction.

For the complete article see the 11-03-2013 issue.

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