Oct. 23, 2009
STORRS, Conn. - An official University of Connecticut-licensed limited edition No. 6 t-shirt is now being produced by Tee's Plus/Powers Inc. in Groton, Conn. The t-shirt is being made to commemorate University of Connecticut football student-athlete Jasper Howard, who died on Sunday, Oct. 18.
The Navy Blue tee will have a No. 6 (Howard's number) on both the front and the back panels as well as No. 6 on both the left and right sleeves (short sleeve tee). In addition, the word mark UCONN is located on the front panel above the No. 6 in the neck area.
As of Friday afternoon, significant orders had been received at Tee's Plus from three separate retailers -- the UConn Co-op, 13 Bob's Stores locations throughout the state and Husky Wear in the Shoppes at Buckland Hills in Manchester.
Product should begin being available at physical store locations by the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 26.
In addition, the UConn Co-op website (www.huskydirect.com) and the Husky Wear website (www.huskywear.com) will be taking orders on-line throughout this weekend.
The retail price of the Navy Blue tee will be $20 and 100% of all profit realized between the wholesale cost of the tees for the retailers and the $20 retail price will be donated to the two funds established in Jasper Howard's honor (The Jasper T. Howard Endowed Scholarship and The Jasper Howard Fund).
In addition to the No. 6 tees being available throughout the week at the various locations listed above, the No. 6 Navy Blue tee will also be on sale Saturday, October 31, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford when UConn hosts Rutgers.