As some of us know as hockey fans, we definitely have our favorite team and we definitely have our favorite shirt.
The way some of us see or wear our shirts are sometimes very different from each other.
Some of us are very happy to just get the home shirt of our favorite unnamed team on the back. They simply show support for the team they are cheering for. Some of us want the authentic cut shirt that players wear on the ice; That is if you are an unconditional fan.
No matter how you use it, no matter when you use it, the only thing that matters is that you are doing it for the game you love and nothing else.
Sometimes, you can see a shirt and think; "Hey, that's an interesting design." Someone can post a picture of him on the Internet and could receive some attention on social networks. Some of you can stop scrolling and take a good look and give it a quick like. Some of you can look a little more and discover that the shirts are for a charitable cause. Some of these jersey designs are great and others are completely ridiculous, but it is worth laughing or causing an amazing reaction. Many of these shirts are made for promotional efforts and auctioned for charities and that is just another reason why hockey is one of the best sports on Earth. Sometimes, however, the cause goes beyond the colors of the shirt. There is definitely a cultural symbolism with some of these shirts. Some of which have caused some controversy.
Military-inspired camouflage sweaters:
Many NHL teams are on board with the use of these military-inspired shirts during warm-ups to support and recognize the national military. Fans have polarizing views of these shirts, but they are not intended to promote style, but to promote a good cause. Some people have said that these shirts do not serve a purpose and do not help the military, BUT if you care how it helps the military, you should know where your money goes before buying army-inspired merchandise.
The MSE Foundation (Monumental Sports & Entertainment) recently raised $ 46,000 during a game at the home of Washington Capitals on February 5, 2016 by auctioning military-inspired Washington Capitals shirts. The funds acquired are used to help the families of soldiers serving in the military, soldiers with PTSD and war amputees. The shirts were autographed and sold during the event. Not only were these shirts sold to raise funds; Equipment such as records, helmets, canes and others were also sold to raise funds for this honorable cause.
It is mainly in these private auctions where money is raised for these types of charities. Most official sports outlets that offer military camouflage shirts are only sold for profit, unless otherwise stated that the proceeds from each sale go to a charity. Some retail stores sell these shirts, but not others because they do not want a controversial image of the use of military fashion for quick profits. It is not only about shirts where the camouflage design is used, but also of hats, hats and shirts. Soldiers who have served in the military do not like the fact that retail outlets use the military image for profit because it is a weak expression of support for the army, plus the image of the army is used for promotional purposes. that corporations can make a profit.
Star Wars themed jerseys:
It is easy to admit that these shirts are & # 39; ready to wear & # 39 ;. in terms of jersey design. For Star Wars fans who love hockey, they are some of the most epic t-shirt designs ever. The Vancouver Giants and Saskatoon Blades of the WHL (Western Hockey League) had a Star Wars night in honor of the most successful box office success of 2015; Star Wars – The Force Awakens.
The Star Wars night for Saskatoon Blades was held on November 28, 2015 and the entire Saskatoon Blades team wore these shirts for their home game against the Edmonton Oil Kings. The shirts were not only intended to bring nerds to hockey games, but were for charity. The shirts worn by the players were signed by the players and auctioned after the game. The proceeds of the auction went to the food banks of Saskatchewan.
The Vancouver Giants also had their own version of these beautiful Star Wars shirts, but unlike the Blades, the Giants went to the "dark side." The Giants used them for their home game on December 4, 2015 against the Kootenay ice. Like what the Blades did, the Giants team also signed these shirts and auctioned them for charity. The proceeds went to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
LA Dodgers Pride Night Jerseys:
The Los Angeles Kings have a & # 39; Dodgers Pride Night & # 39; once a season It is based on the partnership agreement between Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Dodgers, a Major League Baseball team. It is a promotion as well as a beneficial cause for the two main sports teams. Fans attending this annual event not only watch the game, but get a baseball with the Los Angeles theme and the chance to win prizes in the game.
Dodger-inspired hockey sweaters that were used to warm up were signed and auctioned after the game. The proceeds went to the Kings Care Foundation.
Flint Firebirds "Tropics" Jerseys:
Based on the 2008 blockbuster Semi-Pro, these shirts were an excerpt from Flint Tropics, the name of the basketball team in the movie. Since we're talking about the Flint Firebirds here, wouldn't it be convenient to have the Flint Tropic hockey jerseys approved by "Jackie Moon" for a promotional event?
That's exactly what the Flint Firebirds did when they organized a "Flint Tropics Night" in Flint, Michigan. The Firebirds organized the Owen Sound Attack on February 13, 2016 for the event. It was a great highlight for the Firebirds, as they were having a horrible season dealing with numerous property disputes and many losing games. The shirts were auctioned after the game for charity and one night the fire birds and fans had fun regardless of the outcome of the game.
St. Patty Day hockey jerseys:
Like military shirts, St. Patrick's Day shirts are used by many NHL teams for pre-game warming, but without controversy. It's a great promotion, since St. Patty's day is very popular and, if you didn't guess it, the pre-game warming equipment is signed and auctioned for charitable purposes by many teams. Whether it is an NHL team or a junior league team that participates in this, it is a very popular event in Canada and the United States. It always produces excellent results because it is a great excuse to celebrate spring and a great reason to ask some Guinness pints for you and your friends.
How could anyone hate St. Patrick's Day?