Dynamo unveil white jersey for Sunday
Houston Dynamo will wear special white jerseys with purple and green lettering
for their Earth Day game against the New England Revolution on Sunday, it was
midfielder Brad Davis modeled the jersey, featuring jersey partner Greenstar
Recycling’s purple and green logo across the chest, at a press conference
Tuesday afternoon at the team’s offices. The jerseys from Sunday’s game will be
auctioned off in a special Dynamo Charities auction benefitting Keep Houston
Beautiful, with bids accepted at Lloyd’s Register Gate 7 in the northwest
corner of Robertson Stadium.
occasion will be the fourth time in team history the Dynamo have not worn
orange jerseys at Robertson Stadium. The club wore maroon jerseys to honor
victims of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, white jerseys in 2008 to honor
Hurricane Ike victims, and white jerseys in the 2010 Dynamo Charities Cup to
raise money for those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
“This is one of the few times in the
history of the Dynamo we’ve broken away from the traditional jersey and worn a
different jersey,” Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. “Another neat thing
about this Sunday is that the energy in the stadium will be offset by wind
energy, which will also be helping the environment. We look forward to being conscious
in this area moving forward and working with our friends at Greenstar
Dynamo, Greenstar Recycling, and MLS W.O.R.K.S. Greener Goals are focusing
Sunday’s game around sustainable energy efforts, trying to “make purple the new
green.” Through MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the
energy used to host the match will be offset by a renewable energy certificate
using 100 percent wind sources. The first 5,000 fans will receive a free
T-shirt version of Sunday’s special jersey, courtesy of Greenstar Recyling, with
the T-shirt made from organic cotton. Eco-tip guides and seed packets will also
be distributed. As at all Dynamo games, recyclable items will be accepted at
Greenstar SoccerFest and at purple bins placed throughout the stadium.
“We’re very excited about this night, to
have these jerseys, and to have our colors speak to the public,” Greenstar
Recycling CEO Matt Delnick said. “We’ve always been involved in recycling
initiatives in North America, but we’ve also
been involved with Keep Houston Beautiful and other similar opportunities. The reason
we do that is that the environmental initiatives go well beyond just what
Greenstar does. There are many things in our communities we can be involved in.”
Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Sustainability Director Laura Spanjian are scheduled
to attend Sunday’s game and honor top performers from the Houston Green Office
Challenge at halftime.
As part of their commitment to
environmental sustainability, the Dynamo have already worked with Greenstar
Recycling to recycle more than 1 ton of mixed recyclable materials, enough to
save 17 trees, eliminate 587 pounds of air pollution, conserve 4,077 kilowatt
hours of energy and 6,953 gallons of water, and save 3 cubic yards of landfill.
Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup
championships in its first five seasons and represented the United States in
international competition four consecutive years from 2007-10. For more
information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.