OKC Energy FC and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum have partnered to pay tribute to the victims of April 19, 1995. | Photo courtesy OKC Energy FC
OKLAHOMA CITY – OKC Energy FC and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum have partnered to pay tribute to the victims of April 19, 1995. A special kit has been designed for the 2020 USL Championship season, which also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the tragedy in the city that claimed 168 lives.
“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 club will wear the new uniforms this Saturday in its home opener against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (8 p.m. ET | ESPN+).
The field player kit, which includes a black shirt, black shorts and black socks, has silver accents to commemorate the 25th anniversary. There is also a silver Survivor Tree on the nape of the neck.
The goalkeeper jersey features the same silver anniversary details, but the prominent color of the shirt is coral.
Player jerseys are available for pre-order at shop.energyfc.com with 20 percent of proceeds to be donated to the OKC Memorial and Museum. Additionally, player-worn match shirts will be auctioned off at the end of the season with proceeds going to the Memorial.