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Energy FC to honor OKC bombing victims with special jersey

Energy FC will a new look when it opens the 2020 season Saturday at Taft Stadium.

The USL soccer club teamed with the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum on a special jersey to honor the 168 lives lost 25 years ago when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed on April 19, 1995. 

“The events of the Oklahoma City Bombing, nearly 25 years ago, forever changed the lives of all Oklahomans,” said Jeff Kretchmar, Energy FC Chief Operating Officer. “The strength and love that followed that day inspired a nation and has shaped the direction of our city. When the opportunity came to help the Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum, Energy FC wanted to make sure that it was a tribute worthy of this occasion.”

The kit the Energy will wear for the 7 p.m. Saturday opener against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC features a black shirt, black shorts and black socks. The back of the jersey has a silver Survivor Tree at the top.

The team will donate 20% of the proceeds of the jersey sales to the OKC Memorial and Museum. They are available for pre-order at Player-worn match shirts will be auctioned off later in the year to benefit the Memorial.

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