UFL Uniforms Unveiled
LAS VEGAS, NV - Wednesday, July 28 - The United Football League today unveiled its new team uniforms for the 2010 season at a spectacular event at the Grand Hall of the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas.
Two players from each of the league's five teams were joined by UFL Commissioner MICHAEL HUYGHUE, members of the LocoMotion dance team andthe new UFL fantasy cheerleader BETTY BOOP as fans enjoyed an exclusive look at the new uniforms.
Florida Tuskers running back DOMINIC RHODES and wide receiver CHAS GESSNER were the first to tread the runway in the Orlando-based team's black, blue and white uniforms. Running back ANDRE DIXON and fullback ASAPH SCHWAPP showed off the blue, white and gold of the Hartford Colonials, followed by running back AHMAN GREEN and linebacker GARY STILLS in the silver, black and white of the Omaha Nighthawks.
Pro Bowl quarterback DAUNTE CULPEPPER and 2009 league-leading running back CORY ROSS modeled the gold, black and white of the Sacramento Mountain Lions before the hometown cheers of the Las Vegas crowd welcomed Locos quarterback TIM RATTAY and tight end ADAM BERGEN in red, white and gray.
"We listened to the fans who wanted dynamic and distinctive uniforms for our second season and you can tell by the reaction here that they are pleased with the results," said UFL Commissioner Huyghue. "Some of our marquee players were eager to be here this week and model the uniforms for the first time and only a few weeks from now they will be proudly wearing them again when the UFL season kicks off on September 18."
The uniform unveiling will also included a first look at the new UFL officials uniforms for the 2010 season and a guest appearance by BETTY BOOP, the world-famous cartoon character and UFL Fantasy Cheerleader, who was joined by the Locos' LocoMotion dance team.
The production on the runway and stage in the Grand Hall of the Fashion Show Mall was broadcast outside to visitors to the Las Vegas strip via large video screens.
Following their appearance, the UFL players and cheerleaders signed autographs and posed for photographs with fans before visiting 'The Pub' at the Monte Carlo Hotel for a Locos Happy Hour, where fans had an opportunity to win tickets and relax with the stars of the United Football League and the Locos.
In the process of integrating the Locos within the Las Vegas business community, the United Football League has formed a partnership with SFC USA LLC, a 40-year-old custom apparel manufacturer based locally in Las Vegas. As the official replica jersey licensee of the United Football League, SFC will provide all uniforms and jersey replica apparel for the uniform unveiling. The United Football League will also unveil the uniforms that will be worn by game officials during the 2010 season.
Players in attendance:
Player Pos. Team College
Tim Rattay QB Las Vegas Locos Louisiana Tech
Adam Bergen TE Las Vegas Locos Lehigh
Daunte Culpepper QB Sacramento Mountain Lions UCF
Cory Ross RB Sacramento Mountain Lions Nebraska
Ahman Green RB Omaha Nighthawks Nebraska
Gary Stills LB Omaha Nighthawks West Virginia
Dominic Rhodes RB Florida Tuskers Midwestern State
Chas Gessner WR Florida Tuskers Brown
Andre Dixon RB Hartford Colonials Connecticut
Asaph Schwapp FB Hartford Colonials Notre Dame
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