The Thrill of a Custom Jersey

Tobin Heath shared this photo from the locker room in Portugal, where the U.S. Women's National Team recently beat Norway at the Algarve Cup.  (Tobin Heath's Instagram)

Tobin Heath shared this photo of the U.S. team’s new jerseys from the locker room in Portugal, where the U.S. Women’s National Team recently beat Norway at the Algarve Cup. (Tobin Heath’s Instagram)

One thing that never gets old is the joy of seeing your name custom printed on a team jersey. This is especially true for young kids when they receive their “first ever” personalized uniform. Whether it’s a simple t-shirt or an official league jersey, it really doesn’t matter. When athletes get to the national level, jerseys become even more important and special, because you’re representing your country. For example, as the new jerseys for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team were introduced, the players were proudly showing them off on social media. The women’s team debuted their new jerseys in Portugal, where they are playing in the Algarve Cup. The team has  a new look for 2015, and it’s what they will be wearing as they compete for the Women’s FIFA trophy in Canada this summer.  The USMNT will wear the same jersey in the 2015 Gold Cup. This is a highly technical, 100% polyester with Dri-FIT moisture control. The names and numbers are heat printed. It just goes to show you that even when you are a world class, internationally ranked soccer player like Tobin Heath, you still get a thrill out of seeing your name on a jersey. The team made a presentation of a replica jersey to Courtney Wagner, a 17-year old with brain cancer who recently appeared on Ellen. Wagner is a soccer player that has beat the odds and survived long past her original prognosis of only 18 months to live. Her mother started used social media, including Twitter  (#CourtneyGotToEllen)and Facebook to raise awareness that got her on the Ellen show.  Ellen arranged for the U.S. Women’s Team to send her a taped message from Portugal, as well as her own replica jersey. The joy on Courtney’s face when she received the jersey was simply priceless. So the next time you’re standing in front of a pile of jerseys that need to be heat printed, just remember that you are a big part of making the future wearer of that jersey very happy.

Courtney Wagner was presented with her very own replica jersey when she appeared on Ellen earlier this week.

Courtney Wagner was presented with her very own replica jersey when she appeared on Ellen.

One comment

  1. Peggy says:

    Like all athletes tell me, when you look good and feel good, you play good and that is why their uniforms are so important to them!

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