Scholarship Auction Item Spotlight: Game-Worn Black Football Jersey
James Madison University has never worn black jerseys on the gridiron. On October 1 against Richmond they will. On Friday night before the game, one jersey will be sold at the Duke Club Scholarship Auction. Numbers #1-99 will go up for auction on JMUSports.com following the Homecoming game - all except for the number sold on Friday night.
At the Duke Club Scholarship Auction, the winning bidder has the opportunity to select the number they want before the remaining jerseys go on sale to the masses. Also included with the jersey is the opportunity to customize the name on the back. Per NCAA rules, all names will be removed from the black jerseys following the game. However, the purchaser may choose to put whatever name they would like back on the jersey. The names will be printed in authentic form on a rectangular jersey material. The name will be delivered along with the jersey to be sewn on by the winning bidder.
"If you want to make sure you get a certain number, the only guarantee is to get it at the Scholarship Auction," Brian Powell, Director of the Annual Fund for the Duke Club, said. "Keep in mind that these are not only authentic jerseys, but they are also game-worn. Whatever number you purchase Friday night, you will be watching that jersey on the field on Saturday knowing that it is yours."
Tickets for the Scholarship Auction may purchased online by clicking here. Prices are $65 per couple and $35 per single. Duke Club members receive a $15 bid voucher. The event includes food and beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and will be attended by many JMU coaches and student-athletes.
All proceeds from this event support the 435 student-athletes at JMU.