Texas Tech’s matchup with Kansas State on November 9 in Lubbock will support the Lone Survivor Foundation, a non-profit organization that “restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.”
The Red Raiders will host Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, who established Lone Survivor, and 400 Purple Heart recipients during the game, in addition to wearing these special uniforms.
From Lone Survivor:
Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, the 2007 #1 New York Times best-selling book, tells the harrowing, emotionally raw account and motivational story of his survival and the deaths of his comrades-in-arms in Operation Redwing, a mission to gather intelligence on Taliban leadership in Afghanistan. Marcus’ NEVER QUIT attitude was key to his survival and his recovery at home.
The red wings motif represents Operation Red Wing, the No. 19 stands for the soldiers who lost their lives, and the motto “never quit” epitomizes Luttell, the Lone Survivor. Tech’s uniforms will be auctioned off after the game, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the foundation.
Texas Tech announced this morning that the November 9 matchup with Kansas State will kickoff at 11:00 a.m. and will be broadcast nationally on ABC. #NeverQuit and #WreckKSU!