Team Collaborates with Clothing Company to Design Uniforms for ‘DURM Night’
The Durham Bulls and RUNAWAY have collaborated on a uniform design for the team’s first-ever DURM Night, to be held on Thursday, June 9, at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The uniform, designed by Durham-based RUNAWAY, is the first Bulls uniform created by a company outside of the sports industry.
“As lifelong fans, this is a dream opportunity,” RUNAWAY Founder and Creative Director Gabriel Eng-Goetz said. “What better stage to showcase pride for our hometown than under the bright lights of Durham Bulls Athletic Park?”
The jersey resembles Durham’s flag, as the colors royal blue, gold and red are seen throughout. Blue is the jersey’s base, while gold and red piping makes up the ends of the shirt’s sleeves and runs along the side of the jersey. In the center of the jersey is DURM, a term coined by RUNAWAY as an ode to the city’s hard-nosed history. Sitting above the text are the seven stars of Durham, another tribute to the city’s flag.
The hat is royal blue, with a block ‘D’ in red and trimmed in gold. The seven stars of Durham float through the letter’s opening, instead of the team’s iconic snorting bull. Additionally, players will wear blue, gold and red socks.
“We’re thrilled to partner with RUNAWAY for this unique uniform collaboration,” Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said. “As we aim to celebrate the creative arm of Durham, a uniform designed by a Durham-based clothing company was a no-brainer for us. We couldn’t be happier with the jersey design, and know that it represents the team and city well.”
DURM Night will be a celebration of the City of Durham, specifically the city’s vibrant art scene. The uniform unveil comes two weeks after the Bulls debuted their Bull City Blues uniforms, which the team will wear for Saturday games beginning in mid-May.
The Durham Bulls open the 2016 International League season on Thursday, April 7 against the Charlotte Knights at the DBAP. Full-season, mini plan and group ticket packages are available now. For more information visit durhambulls.com, the Frontier Communications Ticket Office, or call 919.956.BULL.
RUNAWAY, founded in 2011, is North Carolina’s premier lifestyle brand. Well-known locally for its DURM™ clothing line, the company is heavily involved in the arts and music community, sponsoring shows and hosting events throughout the Triangle area.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt Sutor for this capcom story & graphic.