Eugene Emeralds sport jerseys honoring Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. - The Eugene Emeralds take to the diamond in jerseys honoring Civic Stadium as they face the Everett Aquasox Sunday night.

Ems players will be decked out in special edition Civic Stadium jerseys Sunday. At the end of the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off to raise money for a Eugene charity.

After Civic Stadium burned to the ground in late July, the Emeralds wanted to honor their former stadium.

The Emeralds' graphic designer Danny Cowley agreed to design the jerseys.

When the Emerald's realized that their budget was too tight for the project, their uniform manufacturer, Wilson, paid for all the jerseys.

"We're happy to be able to do something like this. We're not happy that it happened, obviously. It's part of our history, but we're really happy that our baseball partners were able to reach out to us and come to us with this great idea," said Allan Benavides, Emeralds general manager.

Fans can bid on the autographed jerseys during the game. If someone wins, he or she will get a limited edition jersey and a photograph with an Emerald player.

All of the earnings will go to the Eugene Civic Alliance.

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