Game-used and game-worn items from the NFL and NFLPA 2014 Salute to Service campaign will be hitting the auction block over the next few weeks with proceeds going to the league’s partner charities. It’s part of a larger initiative undertaken by the NFL centered in and around America’s service members.
The special coin used for Sunday night’s Packers-Bears game is among the items currently up for bid.
Other Salute to Service items in use by the NFL are:
- Camouflage ribbon footballs
- 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, Nike and Under Armour gloves, captain’s patches, camouflage towels, caps and knits, and hoodies
- Camouflage sideline hats for coaches and sideline personnel and camouflage ribbon pins for coaches and team executives
- Salute to Service coins for the coin toss
Game-worn Salute to Service merchandise and footballs and other items including game-worn jerseys will be auctioned at NFL Auction.
During selected games this month, players are 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.
Special camouflage merchandise, including New Era hats, a Nike KO Hoodie and select players’ Salute to Service jerseys, will be available at NFLShop.com and in select stadium retail stores, with 100 percent of the NFL’s proceeds donated to the league’s three core military nonprofit partners. The NFL does not profit from the sale or auction of Salute to Service merchandise. For more information, visit nfl.com/salute.
For every point scored during the NFL’s 32 designated Salute to Service games, the league will donate $100 to each of its three core, military non-profit partners
Since the campaign’s inception in 2011, the NFL has donated more than $2.35 million to its three military non-profit partners.
- The Pat Tillman Foundation provides scholarships for service members, veterans and their spouses as part of the Tillman Military Scholars program.
- The building of the NFL Sports Lounge at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
- Wounded Warrior Project hosts Physical Health and Wellness Expos for injured veterans around the country.