WBB to Wear Parley Uniforms against Colorado
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The No. 21/20 University of Miami women’s basketball team will wear environmentally-conscious alternate uniforms Sunday afternoon for its matchup with Colorado.
In partnership with adidas and Parley for the Oceans, the Hurricanes are set to wear uniforms featuring repurposed and upcycled materials when they face the Buffaloes at 1 p.m. at the Watsco Center.
This product is created with yarn made in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans. Some of the yarn features Parley Ocean Plastic™ which is made from recycled waste, intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean. The material will be featured in the fabric of the uniforms.
As a part of the initiative, Miami Athletics partnered with the UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and on Sunday will host a day to celebrate its faculty, staff and students.
The Miami football team wore Parley jerseys for its season opener against LSU and they were auctioned off to raise money to enhance research for undergraduate programs at the Rosenstiel School. Sunday, Dean Roni Avissar will be in attendance to accept a check for $31,515.56 from the 80 football jerseys sold.
With the money raised, to enhance and expand the first-year experience, the funds will provide the resources to support a one-day “research at sea” cruise for all first-year students aboard the research vessel F.G. Walton Smith. The cruise will provide a hands-on experiential learning opportunity that has never before been available for the first-year students.
The Rosenstiel School’s mission is to deepen our collective knowledge of our planet through cutting-edge scientific research on the oceans, atmosphere, geology, biota and the human dimension, while training the next generation of scientists. The knowledge gained by students is transferred to both the national and international scientific community, as well as to policymakers and the public.
This partnership gives Miami student-athletes an opportunity to make a difference in the community by promoting sustainability efforts on campus, around South Florida and across the globe.