U of Alabama Birmingham football team to bear patients names on jerseys

University of Alabama Birmingham's football team will honor the children and families of Birmingham-based Children's Harbor Family Center by wearing the names of patients on the back of their jerseys during their homecoming game Saturday.

The UAB football team adopted Children's Harbor, which serves critically ill children for no cost, as one of their charities in 2016.

"Recognizing these children and their families is a way for UAB to show our support and to let them know they are not in this fight alone," said Mark Ingram, UAB's director of athletics.

After the game, 100 children will receive a personalized jersey from the player who wore it during the game.

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