The NFL’s 2016 Salute to Service auction is underway with game-worn jerseys, gloves, game-used footballs and other items hitting the block to support military members and their families.
Throughout November, teams will designate one home game to honor the military. Continuing throughout the month, NFL Salute to Service games will feature:
* Players wearing helmet decals honoring military branches including Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard, as well as the NFL Salute to Service ribbon;
* Salute to Service ribbon footballs
* Salute to Service Nike, Adidas and Under Armour gloves
* Camouflage goal post wraps and pylons with camouflage ribbon decals
* Wall banners and the words NFL Salute to Service written in the back of the end zone
* Camouflage equipment for players including quarterback towels, captain’s patches, camouflage Gatorade towels, New Era caps and knits; and Nike apparel products
* New Era camouflage hats for coaches and sideline personnel
* Camouflage metal lapel pins for coaches and team executives
* Salute to Service coins for the coin toss.
Salute to Service Auction
Game-worn Salute to Service merchandise and footballs will be auctioned at NFL.com/Auction. Some items are from last week’s games while others are from 2014 and 2015 games with more to be added as the season continues. Currently, 38 items are up for bid including game-worn jerseys from Philip Rivers, Dez Bryant, Joe Thomas, Harrison Smith, Sam Bradford, Derek Carr (2014 rookie year), Tyraan Mathieu, Jay Cutler, T.Y. Hilton and Matt Prater, among others. The ball Prater kicked for a 58-yard game-tying field goal against the Vikings last Sunday is also being auctioned.
NFL Salute to Service Items for Sale
Special camouflage merchandise is available at NFLShop.com and in select stadium retail stores, with 100 percent of the NFL’s proceeds donated to the league’s military non-profit partners. The NFL does not profit from the sale or auction of Salute to Service merchandise.
Since 2011, nearly $10 million has been raised through Salute to Service to support the league’s military appreciation non-profit partners, USO, Pat Tillman Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project. The NFL will again donate $1,000 for every point scored during the NFL’s 32 Salute to Service games to the partners.