The New Orleans Hornets unveiled their new gold alternate uniforms today at an event at the New Orleans Arena prior to the Hornets home game against the San Antonio Spurs that featured five lucky fans who found a golden ticket as part of the Hornets “Hunt for Gold” scavenger hunt. The five winners were given the opportunity to help launch the uniforms by being the first to own and wear the new gold jerseys and debut their photos and comments about the uniforms on their personal social networking sites.
“Our Mardi Gras gold uniforms proudly pay tribute to our hometown of New Orleans by not only displaying NOLA across the chest of the jersey, but also wearing one of our signature colors that represents the culture, heritage and celebration that makes up our great city,” said Hornets President Hugh Weber. “It was important for us to allow our fans to be the first to debut these uniforms because they play such an important role in our team’s success on and off the court.”
The alternate uniforms will be worn for the first time on Friday, Dec. 10 as the Hornets host the Oklahoma City Thunder and again at home on Sunday, Dec. 26 as the Hornets take on the Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets will also sport their Mardi Gras gold uniforms for every Saturday game throughout the rest of the season.
The Hornets’ Mardi Gras gold uniforms also feature purple and Creole blue pinstripes and trim on the sides. NOLA is written in Creole blue across the front of the jersey and each player’s name is in purple across the top back. The Fleur de Bee logo adorns the top neck of the jersey and is featured on either side of the shorts.
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