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September 9, 2011

Wilson and the NFL Pay Tribute to 9/11

As the Official Game Ball of the NFL and celebrating our 70th year together, Wilson and the NFL have created a special game ball that will honor the American spirit during the NFL games on September 11th.

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, all players, coaches and sideline personnel will pay tribute by wearing an NFL 9/11 ribbon on their uniforms. Wilson is committed to this salute and honored to take part by creating a special game ball that will be used in all NFL games on Sunday, September 11th. This game ball will be used for kickoff of the first and second half of the games and will feature the same 9/11 ribbon that will be worn on all uniforms.

Since 1941, Wilson has supplied official game footballs for the NFL.  Located in Ada, Ohio, the only dedicated football factory in the world employs 120 proud Americans who feel privileged to come together and honor our country and the game of football by making these special game balls.

Wilson is proud of our longstanding partnership with the NFL, and we are truly committed to supporting the NFL and helping unite fans, players and coaches to recognize those who lost their lives, honor the families who lost loved ones and salute our great nation during the September 11th football games.