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Uniform manager Julie Towery

Uniform manager Julie ToweryWhen it comes to balancing being a mother, student, working, and helping out her favorite football team, no one else fits the role better than Julie Towery. Julie is the Raiders uniform manager. She is the one responsible for making sure the players get the right uniform for the right game.

A friend of Raiders defensive back Eric Feest since they were at Park High School, Julie has been a Raiders fan for the past five years. She asked Eric about getting involved with the Raiders and Eric introduced her to Raiders personnel manager Carol Clark. Julie started her rookie volunteer season in 2013.

As uniform manager, she doesn’t wash the jerseys herself. That’s a job she leaves for the cleaners.

“I pick up the clean uniforms from the laundry on Tuesday, do a check for rips and tears, and, if they are okay, hang them up depending on the game that week,” she said. “If it’s a home game, I hang up the black jerseys, if it’s a road game, the white ones.”

Putting in about six hours a week, she is at her post at practice on Thursday evenings when the game is on the road to hand out jerseys. Otherwise she gets to Horlick Field around 3:30 p.m. for a home game. Many times she brings her daughter, Violet, with her to field.

“She likes being around the players,” according to Julie.

A resident of Racine, Julie has worked at Wheaton-Franciscan Health Care as a health information documentation specialist for the past 12 years. In addition to working, she is a student at Gateway Technical College working on her Associates Degree in nursing as an RN.

What does she think about her Raiders job?

“I love it,” she said. “I love football and I love working with the Raiders community.”

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