September 1, 2010
Nike Pro Combat Uniforms and Helmets to be auctioned off for Herma's Readers

BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech football team will wear the newly designed Nike Pro Combat uniform when it takes on Boise St. at FedExField on Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day), at 8 p.m. Nike is donating the uniforms and helmets to be auctioned off online at, with all proceeds going to Herma’s Readers. Herma’s Readers is a non-profit organization that promotes the power of reading and literacy to youngsters during their formative years, grades K-3.

The online auction will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, and will continue through Monday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. Anyone wishing to bid on the uniforms (jersey, pants and helmet) can do so by logging onto There will be a minimum bid of $500 and all orders will have a $25 shipping fee added to the end of the bid.

The black Nike Pro Combat uniform references the cadet gray-and-black regalia worn by Virginia Tech’s original football team and is being worn in honor of the Corps of Cadets, an integral part of Virginia Tech’s unique football culture.

“It’s a great opportunity to show our appreciation to the Corps of Cadets for all their support.” Tech Coach Frank Beamer said. “We can’t thank Nike enough for including Virginia Tech and Herma’s Readers as part of this project once again.”

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